Plans to remove silt from Peel Harbour will be available from 10am @ Town Hall today.

The plans involve removing silt from Peel Harbour and using that to re-mediate and restore the Foxdale deads which in turn will reduce the wash down back to Peel Harbour.

The first stage will involve a proportion of the material being removed from the marina bed by excavator and transported a short distance by road to the temporary pool constructed in a field upstream, beyond the Power Station site.

The second stage of the project will see the material being temporarily stored in the pool for up 18 months. Excess water will be pumped back to the Marina after satisfying environmental standards agreed with the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA).

The third and final stage of the project will see the dried sediment used to restore contaminated and eroded land next to the former Cross Vein Mine, off the Roundtable Road, near Foxdale.

Published On: December 17th, 2018 /