Mountain of leftover soil from London roadworks creating new bird island at sea – Telegraph

Thousands of tons of earth dug from under the streets of London are being used to create a new island haven for rare birds off the coast of Kent.

Thousands of tons of earth will be deposted on Hoo Island, an abandoned military site in the Medway estuary near Chatham Photo: CLEM RUTTER

A massive project to replace the capital’s leaky Victorian water mains has created a growing mountain of leftover soil and clay.

Faced with the prospect of having to dump the material in landfill sites, Thames Water engineers came up with the idea of shipping it to Hoo Island, an abandoned military site in the Medway estuary near Chatham.

via Mountain of leftover soil from London roadworks creating new bird island at sea – Telegraph.

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