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Statement from Environmental Protection

25 March 2019

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Environmental Protection is continuing to undertake a full investigation regarding a potential breach of the Water Pollution (Jersey) Law 2000 at the Horizon construction site on the Waterfront.

The investigation was triggered by a call to Environmental Protection Hotline on 21 February. A full investigation is being undertaken, including sampling of water quality.

This is an ongoing investigation and, as with all criminal investigations undertaken by Government regulators, a strict protocol is adhered to. This means officers cannot share information, or answer any questions, relating to the case with third parties, whether they be pressure groups, the public or the media.

Sharing information risks affecting the integrity of the investigation and prejudicing Environmental Protection’s position in any subsequent court case. Third parties who have requested information have been made aware of this position.

Officers are gathering witness statements so that any evidence from third parties can be captured as part of the ongoing investigation.

All information provided through the Environmental Protection Hotline is investigated and treated confidentially.

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