SEPA statement on Edinburgh tram construction waste

  02 March 2012

Simon Cole, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s (SEPA) Unit Manager for Edinburgh, said:

We have been made aware of an issue at a construction site in the Murrayfield area and SEPA officers have attended to assess the situation. Following the visit, it is believed waste which has the potential to pollute the environment may have been disposed of improperly and, as a result, waste removal from the site has been suspended. We are currently liaising with the contractors to clarify the existing waste disposal processes and will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure environmental regulations are complied with.”

As the investigation is currently ongoing, we are not in a position to comment on details.