SHAFTED! One year on in the sea lettuce saga

SHAFTED! One year on in the sea lettuce saga
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Help spread the word!Here is a post from a year ago today – let’s find out how we’ve progressed (or not) since then. First, however, look at this picture taken today (and weep), and go down and smell the sulphurous odours

Increasing population and environmental effects

Increasing population and environmental effects
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Help spread the word! The official population of Jersey is now 104,200 – and we don’t know how many are here unofficially. This, of course, has an effect on our environment. In terms of our SOSJ remit, we’ll briefly outline

Sea lettuce problem update ~ 15 May 2017

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Help spread the word!We hope to be wrong, but we fear the sea lettuce blooms, which are the scourge of St Aubin’s Bay, will be back in force this year. Here is a brief report on what’s happening (or not)

Flamanville explosion, asbestos, fertilisers and sea lettuce

Flamanville explosion, asbestos, fertilisers and sea lettuce
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Help spread the word!It’s been busy media-wise. Our environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel has been on Channel TV on various subjects three times over the last week and is due to speak on Radio Jersey tomorrow morning (Wed 15 Feb). Here’s a brief

The Nitrate Problem in Jersey and its Consequences [Report]

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Help spread the word!In this short report, we will look at the problems we are experiencing with the Island’s water supplies and marine environment.

Sea lettuce problem – Department of Infrastructure must admit culpability

Sea lettuce problem – Department of Infrastructure must admit culpability
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Help spread the word!This letter appears in today’s Jersey Evening Post – it doesn’t need any further explanation, but you can look through our archives to get salient details on the appalling practises and cover-ups:

Sea lettuce worries mainly sidestepped by Eddie Noel but new study ordered

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Help spread the word!Today saw an oral question from Senator Sarah Ferguson (plus supplementaries from Deputies Andrew Lewis and Monford Tadier) on the levels of nitrates being discharged from the Bellozanne sewage effluent outflow into St Aubin’s Bay and the legality

SOSJ’s response to the Environment Department ‘alarmist’ claims

SOSJ’s response to the Environment Department ‘alarmist’ claims
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Help spread the word!This response is with reference to the article in the Jersey Evening Post (Monday 03 October 2016), ‘Environment hit back over alarmist pollution claims’ and a couple of other erroneous statements we have heard/seen on the media.

SOS Jersey will be this evening’s news

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Help spread the word!In the wake of our sea lettuce report, SOSJ Committee Member Jacqui Carrel spent time on the beach this morning being interviewed by Channel TV and BBC TV (Jersey & SW UK) about the sea lettuce problem.

Sea lettuce update – possible solution?

Sea lettuce update – possible solution?
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Help spread the word!We were astonished and dismayed to read last week’s JEP story where Ministers were quoted saying there was nothing to be done about our burgeoning sea lettuce problem! Why the astonishment and dismay? Well,

Old asbestos containers – Jersey’s number one health hazard

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Help spread the word!THE RUSTY OLD ASBESTOS CONTAINERS – ‘JERSEY’S NO 1 HEALTH RISK’ (Deputy Kevin Lewis, last Minister TTS) After years of inaction, then three years of stalemate between the Planning and Environment and TTS departments, ‘Jersey’s No 1

Problems in St Aubin’s Bay? July 2014

Problems in St Aubin’s Bay?  July 2014
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Help spread the word!SOSJ friend and colleague Chris Perkins sent us photographs of St Aubin’s bay showing what we believe is because of the phenomenon known as eutrophication. This is how it looked on Wednesday evening:

The asbestos stockpile ‘Jersey’s Number One Health Risk’ – April 2013

The asbestos stockpile ‘Jersey’s Number One Health Risk’  – April 2013
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Help spread the word!A year ago SOSJ started the process of ‘stocktaking’ hazardous substances that were being stockpiled at La Collette. These included the APCr toxic incinerator ash and the growing number of rotting shipping containers filled with asbestos and

Jersey’s toxic waste mountain – September 2012

Jersey’s toxic waste mountain – September 2012
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Help spread the word!A critical problem at La Collette: 217 containers full of dangerous asbestos waste pile up at La Collette: A year’s worth of highly toxic APCr incinerator ash is already stockpiled. SOSJ believe that no toxic waste should

What really happened during the construction of the incinerator? SOS report- August 2012

What really happened during the construction of the incinerator? SOS report- August 2012
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Help spread the word!A report by SOS Jersey (redacted) on events occuring at Jersey’s Incinerator construction site at La Collette during the Spring and Summer of 2009. It must be remembered before reading further that SOSJ have always maintained that