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;
The States of Jersey are hosting an international conference on sea lettuce today and tomorrow. SOS Jersey weren’t invited, but will be there, at The Grand, covering both days.
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
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
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) at the moment
Yesterday, SOS Jersey looked at the proposed plans for a new boardwalk around La Folie. Currently, unless you are in a car, nimble on your feet, or a confident cyclist, it’s a dodgy area to negotiate.
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
Thanks to the Infrastructure Department (DoI) for inviting SOS Jersey to see the new Sewage Treatment Works (STW) plans. There are pros and cons for any design and this has been the one chosen to go with, assuming all planning
In this short report, we will look at the problems we are experiencing with the Island’s water supplies and marine environment.
SOS Jersey are about to submit a major body of work as part of a submission invited by the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel on Water Quality. This will be our 4th Scrutiny submission to date:
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:
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.
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.
Water Quality in St Aubin’s Bay over the Summer of 2016 ~ A Study Summary by SOS Jersey, September 2016 ~
TTS MINISTER AUTHORISED SEA LETTUCE SOLUTION…AND THEN…
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
St Aubin’s Bay on the south coast is blighted by sea lettuce, and the problem is spreading. Locals and tourists are being affected and businesses are being hit. So far, little has been done to sort out the problem. Read
Aerial view of the huge landslide by Cheval Roc Nursing and Residential Home at Bonne Nuit. The Jersey Evening Post report the fall was ‘metres away’ from Cheval Roc, but that is not what this picture, taken by aerial photographer Chris Brookes,
The mystery of the missing cautions – Our integrity questioned – We respond. The 21st December saw two letters in the JEP (Jersey Evening Post): one from SOS Jersey Chairman Michael du Pré, regarding the results of the recent dossier of public
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,
It’s still serious, but not as serious as we thought, on the asbestos front – more on this soon – and not OK on the ash deposits.
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’ –
This morning saw SOS Jersey down at the Esplanade, and our own Dave Cabeldu was interviewed by the Jersey Evening Post, Channel 103, Radio Jersey and Channel TV. Here are some pictures and our comments about the JEP article.
SOS Jersey has opposed the current Esplanade Square development for some time, for a number of valid reasons which we have previously addressed and which are now being raised by others.
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:
Jersey is currently stuck with many, many containers of asbestos which are in old, damaged storage units exposed to the elements. To read the shocking background to this story, click here. To find out how Kurion could help us, read
After 18 months of campaigning to have Jersey’s many full, old and dodgy asbestos containers safely dealt with, SOS Jersey believe that there is a technology currently available that will avoid the spectre of ‘temporary burial’. The possible solution is
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.
“This material is a major hazard to health and no concentration of asbestos dust may be presumed safe.” (Source: Lancet, March 1995)
The second part of Save Our Shoreline’s look at what lies beneath the St. Helier Waterfront and the dreadful legacy that it has left.