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.

Building 5 – Many concerns come to the fore during appeal

Building 5 – Many concerns come to the fore during appeal
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Help spread the word!Monday 21 March and Tuesday 22 March 2016 saw a number of people at the Appeal against the proposed (and passed) construction of the imaginatively-named Building 5, one of the buildings planned for the hotly-debated Jersey International Finance Centre

Internation Finance Centre build – formal cautions sent out

Internation Finance Centre build – formal cautions sent out
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Help spread the word!Following several months of complaints sent to SOS Jersey by members of the public relating to possibly contaminated dust and water escaping from the Esplanade site, the Environment Department have finally responded following an internal investigation.

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,

Esplanade ash contamination 4x higher than Minister claimed

Esplanade ash contamination 4x higher than Minister claimed
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Help spread the word!(Please Share) Tonight’s JEP carries an article encapsulating our recent posts here and their own enquiries from various States Departments. Last Month, on 15th July, Treasury Minister Senator Alan Maclean assured the States that there would be vey little

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