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Umbrella for Notre Dame to protect against water

The devastating fire has damaged the Notre-Dame hard - now is the time to prevent further destruction. A great tarpaulin to protect the Cathedral from the rain.

A big screen is to protect the heavily damaged Parisian Cathedral of Notre-Dame in front of the water. It was a huge Plane, mounted on the building, said the President of the Association of architects of historic buildings, Charlotte Hubert, the channel BFM TV.

The reason is that In the next week, the forecasters expect Thunderstorms. The building should be made with a Plane with the shape of a pointed roof water-resistant. The design had to be larger than the original roof, so that the artisans can work including, says the expert.

Still, more damage due to rain

Already, the fire-extinguishing water in the Cathedral a great deal of damage. Rain could cause damage to the building. Minister of culture, Franck Riester explained that it would be particularly dangerous if water would accumulate on the roof of the Cathedral. The increase of the danger of collapse, he warned.

Now be removed in addition to the huge oil Painting which hung in the Cathedral. This would probably have more of a smoke than a fire, the damage suffered, said Riester. You should now be into the Louvre Museum. The Cathedral had to be secured before the art-Transport could begin.

Already, the fire-extinguishing water in the Cathedral a great deal of damage. Rain could damage the building even more.

warning-toxic waste

The French environmental protection Association "Robin des Bois" warned of toxic waste in the Church. These were the result of, for example, on the melting of lead in the tower cover and on the roof during the fire. The residents of the affected area could inhale several months or even years of lead dust.

Unclear what had caused the fire. Commenting on media reports that the fire was triggered by a short circuit, said the Prosecutor, "currently no hypothesis" was excluded. Investigators of an accident. The hearings of witnesses will be continued, such as the Prosecutor's office reported. Among them are workers who were involved in front of the fire to renovation work.

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