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Longue Hougue may yet be used to export waste

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PUBLIC Services will consider turning the Longue Hougue Marina into a permanent berth to export the island's waste.

However, minister Paul Luxon said the idea would not be given proper attention for a number of years.

It was suggested in a report by sustainability consultant Ricardo-AEA, commissioned by the department to examine export options for a predicted 28,000 tonnes of residual waster per year.

It said that developing a permanent berth – in the same location used for Lagan's temporary structure for the import of aggregate – would have a number of benefits.

These included the ability to load waste onto barges directly from Longue Hougue.

Current plans are that there will be six to eight vehicle movements a day taking waste from Longue Hougue to Griffiths Yard. There would then be 10 or 12 shipments a year from St Sampson's Harbour to the chosen jurisdiction.

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