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Kent’s beaches among dirtiest in England according to Marine Conservation Society

Kent’s beaches are among the dirtiest in England according to the results of a new litter survey. During a clean-up of 14 beaches in the county last year a total of 21,085 pieces of rubbish were collected – up by around 9,000 on 2013. That is enough to fill 155 bin bags. The most rubbish, 39 bags, was collected at …

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Decision nears on runway waste plan

The Environment Agency will make a decision next month on plans to allow drainage of runway waste into Pegwell Bay.

The government body invited residents to view the application made by Infratil, the owners of Manston airport, at a meeting in Ramsgate last week.

Infratil wants to upgrade the existing surface water drainage pipeline. If approved, the airport will install an interceptor tank capable of removing runoff water from the taxiways, aprons and runway before discharging the waste into the sea.

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