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Water pollution fines (FOI)

Water pollution fines (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 13 December 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


On Thursday 14 November, Legendre Contractors Ltd was fined £10,000 after admitting breaching the Island's water pollution law.

What was the total cost of the investigation?

Please provide as much detail as possible, setting out how the money was spent.


The following table provides details of the water pollution investigation costs.




Marine survey​


​Water and sediment analysis costs
​£25,404.76​Estimated staff costs re Environmental Protection section of Growth, Housing and Environment (GHE)
​£28,289.95 ​Total

 These costs included:

  • site visits to both the Horizon site and the Elizabeth marina

  • collecting and processing samples for analysis

  • reviewing documentation

  • preparing and conducting interviews

  • obtaining witness statements

  • reviewing CCTV

  • prosecution file preparation

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