Jersey

Jersey sea water quality measures reviewed

Jersey's St Aubin's Bay with Elizabeth Castle in the background
Image caption Concerns have been raised about pollution in the sea

The States is investigating whether the right measures are in place to protect the quality of Jersey's sea water.

The move followed concerns about pollution from development, sewage and run off from heavy rain into the sea.

The Environment Scrutiny panel, which is conducting the review, said coastal waters were hugely important both for commercial and recreational reasons.

It will also investigate whether Jersey complies with international standards for protecting coastal waters.

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