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Politicians overwhelmingly support growing toxic waste mounds

Politicians overwhelmingly support growing toxic waste mounds

Tuesday 18 July 2023

Politicians overwhelmingly support growing toxic waste mounds

Tuesday 18 July 2023


Politicians have overwhelmingly backed a plan to grow the size of large mounds of hazardous waste and building rubble at La Collette.

States Members voted by 39 votes to three to support a proposal by Infrastructure Minister Tom Binet to extend the life of the ‘waste management site’ on reclaimed land south of the incinerator by up to a decade.

In doing so, Members have given political support to the current headlands that have been built to the east of the reclamation site rising by 4.5m.

They have also given their support to the construction of new mounds of inert building rubble and soil to the south and west to the same height of the eastern maximum height, which is 21.5m above the rocky breakwater surrounding the site.

However, the headlands still require planning permission. A retrospective application for approval of the mounds up to their existing height has just been submitted, and another to increase their heights further will have to follow.

However, these applications now have the weight of political support behind them.

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Pictured: The La Collette reclamation before the construction of mounds of contaminated waste.

In backing Deputy Binet’s proposal in the Assembly, Members have approved a ‘short-to-medium’ plan to deal with the island’s hazardous and inert waste, which is based on their continuing processing and storage at La Collette.

They have also supported the extension of a public footpath around the whole perimeter of the reclamation site from the incinerator to the tanker berth.

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Posted by Martin on
Does this mean that THOSE prosecuted or such by planning for similar breaches will have any convictions expunged & fines re-reimbursed?
Posted by Tobias Philpott on
Wonder what the vote would be if any of these politicians lived nearby?
Posted by David Kingham on
Interesting decision considering that there is thousands of tonnes of Asbestos waste buried on this site and who knows what hazard to the health of the people will be in the future.
Posted by Jo Collins on
Jersey's strategy to deal with rising tides. That will become prime real estate once half of st Helier is under water.
Posted by Scott Mills on
Yes our zero carbon offset will be complete when 300 people buy the electric bikes, and ride the "eleccy bus". Going to look so nice is our lovely beached island when tourists approach elizabeth castle via boat, to be greeted with a motte and bailey mound of toxic crap. Lovely beaches
Posted by Ivor Baxter on
Ship the waste to Scandinavia. Nothing good will come of burying mountains of toxic waste on such a small land mass as Jersey.
Posted by Ivor Baxter on
Why would anybody want a mound of waste on such a small land mass as Jersey? Ship the waste to Scandinavia and be done with it.
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