Island ‘may need another reclamation site soon’
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.’