Oil clean-up underway at Europe’s largest natural harbour


In what has been branded a ‘major incident’ by media, 200 barrels of reservoir fluid (85% water, 15% oil) have leaked from a pipeline into Poole harbour on the south coast of England.

The leak on March 26 came from a pipeline operated by oil and gas company Perenco, and fears have been raised over the effects the spill may have on a nearby Site of Special Scientific Interest, which is home to many species of wild birds.

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