Cleaning Up the Petite Seine

The Petite Seine (above Paris, to the east) saw some superb cleaning-up work in November 2012. An amazing number of cars were scooped up from the river bed. All of them perfect examples of ‘Beyond Economic Repair’. Photos from the fascinating ‘Lockkipper’ blog of Fabrice, the lock-keeper (geddit?) at Villiers-sur-Seine.

Veolia and inland ports

Veolia is one of the world’s big utility companies, with a noticeable presence in France, where it was founded, as Compagnie Generale des Eaux in 1853. Veolia has followed a policy of interacting with towns and councils to provide many kinds of public services including managing, on their behalves, ports…

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