Jersey

Jersey ships waste ash to UK for the first time

Deputy Kevin Lewis with the bags of ash
Image caption Previously, Deputy Kevin Lewis said the bagged ash had to be sent away because the island did not have the facility to deal with it

Toxic ash from Jersey's energy from waste plant is being shipped to the UK for treatment and disposal for the first time.

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has issued the States with a licence to transport the waste material.

It is created by burning rubbish at the waste to energy plant at La Collette.

The toxic ash - or fly ash - will be taken by ship and lorry to Peterborough by haulage firm Profreight.

Previously, Jersey's Deputy Kevin Lewis, the transport and technical services minister, said the ash had to be sent away because the island did not have the facility to deal with it.

Image caption The toxic ash - or fly ash - is created by burning the rubbish at La Collette

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