North Sea oil platform closed down while leak investigated



An oil platform in the North Sea has been shut down following a leak.
BP said oil from its Clair platform spilled into the sea on Sunday morning. The size of the leak is still being investigated.
A BP spokesman said: “BP can confirm that a technical issue was reported on its Clair platform at approximately 10am today which resulted in a release of a quantity of oil to sea.
“The Clair platform, which is located 75 kilometres (46 miles) west of Shetland, has been shut down and the release has been stopped. All personnel have been accounted for and there are no injuries.
“We are investigating... read more

 
2 October 2016 in Environment, Views: 59
Source: Scotsman
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