International sea lettuce conference in Jersey – our thoughts

International sea lettuce conference in Jersey – our thoughts

The States of Jersey hosted an international conference on sea lettuce on Thursday 05 and Friday 06 October 2017. SOS Jersey weren’t invited, but went nonetheless; our representative, environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel’s details weren’t included on the delegate list either;

SHAFTED! One year on in the sea lettuce saga

SHAFTED! One year on in the sea lettuce saga

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 in St Aubin’s

Increasing population and environmental effects

Increasing population and environmental effects

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 our concerns as to

Flamanville explosion, asbestos, fertilisers and sea lettuce

Flamanville explosion, asbestos, fertilisers and sea lettuce

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 overview of what

Sea lettuce problem – Department of Infrastructure must admit culpability

Sea lettuce problem – Department of Infrastructure must admit culpability

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

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 of the levels.

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

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

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

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. Here’s a brief

Sea lettuce update – possible solution?

Sea lettuce update – possible solution?

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

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 Health risk’ –

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

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

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 asbestos contaminated materials.