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Seine River still contaminated 28 days before Paris-2024 Olympics

Paris, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Paris Mayor's Office indicated today that the latest tests on water quality showed that the Seine River is still contaminated and not suitable for swimming, 28 days before the start of the Olympic Games.

The quality of the water continues to be degraded as a result of an unfavorable context, due to rains, the high flow, the insufficient sun and temperatures below the usual ones, specified in her weekly report on the situation of the Seine, the great star of the event scheduled from July 26 to August 11 in the City of Light.

According to the capital authority, the contamination results in a higher than tolerated presence of the dangerous bacteria Escherichia coli and Enterococcus.

Besides the opening ceremony of Paris-2024, the Seine will host disciplines such as triathlon (July 30 and 31 and August 5) and open water swimming (August 8 and 9).

This month, the Paris Mayor’s Office began weekly tests on water quality, and based on them it publishes a report every Friday.

The Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and local and national authorities trust that the Seine will be ready, for which they expect progress as summer takes over the city, home of the great sports festival for the third time, after the 1900 and 1924 editions. ef/rgh/wmr