A daily performance project by Nadia Vadori-Gauthier

Dance 1717 - 26 September 2019

0:48 am, Lavéra, Martigues, Bouches-du-Rhône. The Fos-sur-Mer / Martigues sector is one of the most polluted petrochemical areas in Europe. “Petrochemicals, iron and steel, refinery, waste incineration produce a” unique pollutant cocktail “. The annual crude processing capacity of this refinery is 210,000 barrels per day, with an annual capacity of the order of ten million tonnes. It ships refined products (gasoline, diesel, kerosene, heavy fuel oil, bitumen) through road, iron and water loading points annexed to the refinery. While dancing in the middle of the particles of sulfur dioxide, diesel, arsenic, benzene, dichlroroethane, butadiene, SO2, NO2, VOC including aliphatic C5-C8, dichloroethane, odor smoke is striking.

“In many parts of the region, releases of industrial facilities are suspected to have a significant impact on the health of neighboring populations. The common points with almost all these problems are an insufficient knowledge of the emissions of the installations concerned, but also a lack of assessment of the potential risks for the health of the residents. “

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