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Thousands of tonnes of silt to be deposited in Poortown Quarry

Thu, 02 Apr 2015

Peel Marina
Peel Marina

18,000 tonnes of silt will be removed from Peel Marina next week.

A dredger will gather the build up as part of a major operation to get rid of it - it will be transported to the Poortown Quarry where it will be deposited.

This has been cited as a preferable option to dumping it at sea as it could seriously disrupt the Island's multi-million pound king and queen scallop industry.

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne says the situation needs desperate attention: 


  • Phil Gawne


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