The CEDRE is the Centre for Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution ('Centre de documentation, de recherche et d'expérimentation sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux' in French).
Created in France in 1979, after the sinking of the oil tanker Amoco Cadiz and the resulting black tide, the purpose of this entity is to improve preparations in the fight against accidental water pollutionhttp://www.futura-sciences.com/fr/doc/t/developpement-durable/d/prestige-la-maree-etait-noire_485/c3/221/p1/, as well as the intervention system in France.
An association of public administrations, local authorities, research entities and private actors, the CEDRE is in charge of research and publication of information on pollutants, their modes of action and anti-pollution techniques.
The CEDRE also provides information, advice and expertise in the event of accidental pollution, such as a black tide (like the black tide that occurred in 2002 with the sinking of the Prestige).
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