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Martinique: years later, the fight against Chlordecone persists

The Paris Prosecutor's Office has just dismissed a case on chlordecone, a pesticide which has been widely used in banana plantations in the French Caribbean for nearly 20 years. The pesticide, which is deemed to be very toxic, according to French Health authorities is believed to have contaminated around 90 percent of the human population of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Many are still paying a high price. Meanwhile, local associations and support groups have said they will appeal. FRANCE 24's Saada Soubane, Jean-Michel Mir and Natacha Vesnitch report.


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