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Septic waste to be moved to Marsh Folly next month

Marsh Folly (File photograph)

Septic waste disposal at a Government composting centre next month could cause foul smells, it was warned today.

The public works ministry said that the operation at Marsh Folly in Pembroke, carried out twice a year, would start on June 7.

A spokeswoman said: “These operations may result in unpleasant odours experienced in the residential areas surrounding the Marsh Folly composting facility.

“Despite this, the Ministry assures there is no environmental risk to area residents.”

The Tynes Bay septage receiving centre collects residential and commercial cesspit waste from around the Island.

But staff have to transport the waste solids to Marsh Folly every six months.

The spokeswoman added: “The best health and safety and environmental practices are used while executing these procedures.”

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Published May 18, 2021 at 5:41 pm (Updated May 18, 2021 at 5:41 pm)

Septic waste to be moved to Marsh Folly next month

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