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THE STATES assembled on Tuesday
9th September 2008, at 09.30 a.m. under
the Presidency of the Bailiff, Sir Philip Bailhache.

Committee of Inquiry Toxic Incinerator Ash Dumping in the St. Helier Waterfront Land Reclamation Schemes P.96/2008

THE STATES resumed consideration of a proposition of Senator Stuart Syvret concerning the establishment of a Committee of Inquiry into the dumping of Toxic Incinerator Ash in the St. Helier Waterfront Land Reclamation Schemes and rejected the proposed establishment of a Committee of Inquiry in accordance with Standing Order 146, in order to examine all matters relating to the handling and dumping of toxic ash from the Island’s municipal waste incinerator into the marine land reclamation sites and other areas; and, specifically –

(a) to examine the breakdown in public administration which enabled the irresponsible and unsafe dumping of the toxic ash and to examine why this was able to occur and to consider what improvements and safeguards should be introduced in order to ensure that public administration is subject to effective checks and balances;

(b) to consider what, if any, additional monitoring and precautions should be introduced to safeguard human health from the toxins within the reclamation sites;

(c) to consider what, if any, additional measures should be taken to protect the marine environment from the toxins within the reclamation sites;

(d) to consider whether States departments placed Jersey – and by extension the United Kingdom – in a position in which it had breached its obligations under the OSPAR Convention as a result of the dumping;

(e) to examine and report on any related matters which the Committee considered relevant to its inquiry.

Members present voted as follows –

POUR: 13                                                                  CONTRE: 37                    ABSTAIN: 0
Senator S. Syvret                                 Senator L. Norman      
Connétable of St. Mary                 Senator T.A. Le Sueur      
Connétable of St. Helier                 Senator P.F. Routier      
Connétable of St. Saviour                 Senator M.E. Vibert      
Deputy R.C. Duhamel (S)                 Senator P.F.C. Ozouf      
Deputy A. Breckon (S)                 Senator T.J. Le Main      
Deputy of St. Martin                                 Senator B.E. Shenton      
Deputy P.N. Troy (B)                                 Senator F.E. Cohen      
Deputy J.A. Martin (H)                 Senator J.L. Perchard      
Deputy G.P. Southern (H)                 Connétable of St. Ouen      
Deputy P.V.F. Le Claire (H)                 Connétable of St. Peter      
Deputy S. Pitman (H)                 Connétable of St. Clement      
Deputy K.C. Lewis (S)                 Connétable of Trinity      
                                                 Connétable of St. Lawrence      
                                                 Connétable of Grouville      
                                                 Connétable of St. Brelade      
                                                 Connétable of St. Martin      
                                                 Connétable of St. John      
                                                 Deputy J.J. Huet (H)      
                                                 Deputy G.C.L. Baudains (C)      
                                                  Deputy C.J. Scott Warren (S)      
                                                  Deputy R.G. Le Hérissier (S)      
                                                  Deputy J.B. Fox (H)      
                                                  Deputy S.C. Ferguson (B)      
                                                  Deputy of St. Ouen      
                                                   Deputy of Grouville      
                                                   Deputy of St. Peter      
                                                   Deputy J.A. Hilton (H)      
                                                   Deputy G.W.J. de Faye (H)      
                                                   Deputy J.A.N. Le Fondré (L)      
                                                   Deputy D.W. Mezbourian (L)      
                                                   Deputy of Trinity      
                                                    Deputy S.S.P.A. Power (B)      
                                                    Deputy A.J.D. Maclean (H)      
                                                    Deputy of St. John      
                                                    Deputy I.J. Gorst (C)      
                                                    Deputy of St. Mary      

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Obviously the toxic waste has to be dealt with and the  containers being stored at La Collette are now to be sent to Peterborough. Would it have been so difficult for BBC Jersey to have asked:

1) What is the cost to the public of eight trailer loads of 200 tonnes of toxic ash, and how much in total for the whole lot.

2) Givern the annoucement from TTS who will now export " ash or air pollution residue as it arises in the course of operation ", does this include the hundreds of tons of toxic ash laying below the Esplanade car park, and at what cost to who, given that should the Esplanade Quarter be built two car parks go down a long way.

To put the question another way will the islanders be subsidizing the removal of toxic earth for the foundations in order that the car parks and office block can be built ( below sea level ) or will SoJDC be paying  ( as a stand alone development company, owned by the states, remember the no public money statement from Ozouf who then gave £13 million in loans for the car park ) for the toxic ash to be removed. If so at what cost and has this cost been allowed for in the build plan ? or is this another  " gift " like the land itself from the people of Jersey ?

Why has the BBC not followed through and asked what seem to me to be obvious questions, or if they did why are they not published on line ?

BBC Radio Jersey.

An operation to ship toxic ash from Jersey's energy from waste plant to the UK has been completed.

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs issued the States of Jersey with a licence to transport the waste for treatment and disposal.

The States started clearing eight trailer loads of 200 tonnes of toxic ash from the storage site at La Collette last July.

The waste has been sent for safe disposal to a company in Peterborough.

Previously, the States said the ash had to be sent away because the island did not have the facility to deal with it.

The Transport and Technical Services department will now export the ash or air pollution residue as it arises in the course of operation so there will no longer be a storage requirement.

This article may be of interest to planetjersey's foreign offshore readers,

BBC Jersey Impartial, Balanced, Honest?

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