Animated video aims to prevent oil tank leaks

Jersey's Environment Department is hoping to prevent leaks from privately owned oil tanks in the island, with a new animated video.

The short film explains to residents how they should maintain an oil tank to stop leaks and pollution.

It comes a week after a pond in Grands Vaux was polluted by an oil spill which injured a number of wild birds. The incident is being investigated.

Around 100 incidents of pollution are reported in Jersey every year, roughly a third are oil leaks.

Heating oil leaks cause serious damage to the environment by contaminating ground and drinking water, it can pollute streams and harm wildlife.