UK. Step in the right direction for Falmouth Marina dredging project

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


In September 2010 a sample of dredge spoil was removed from Premier's Falmouth marina bed and was later transported to the Imerys site at the China Clay workings at St Austell in Cornwall.

A trial sample of spoil was taken to establish whether, after being mixed with green waste and sewage, it would support the growing of grass. On receiving confirmation that the spoil does encourage grass growing, all the TBT contaminate dredge will be used to 'green and landscape' the China Clay site. The consents from the Environment Agency are in place. The final consent required is a disposal licence from the new Marine Management Organisation to dispose of the clean dredge to sea. We hope that this will be issued before Christmas. If that is forth coming we intend to start the job early 2011.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 October 2010 )