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Monday, 24 September 2012

"Toxic Waste Could Be Stashed In The States Chamber Along With The Rest Of Jersey's Toxic Waste!"


Island ‘may need another reclamation site soon’

Island ‘may need another reclamation site soon’
The ash is currently buried in lined pits at La Collette
 
JERSEY will need another reclamation site if a solution is not found to deal with the Island’s toxic ash, Environment Minister Rob Duhamel has warned.

The ash, which is created by burning waste through the incinerator, is currently buried in lined pits at La Collette which will become full in the next six months.

But the move has sparked strong criticism from environmental campaign groups, who fear that the toxic substance could eventually leak into the sea.

At a Scrutiny Panel hearing on Friday, the minister said that Transport and Technical Services was in the process of considering ways to reduce the ash, which would constitute better long-term planning, and warned that the current situation of dumping ash at the site was ‘untenable’.

He added: ‘The hill is going to get longer and longer and we will need another reclamation site into the sea. It’s not necessarily the best solution.’

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