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Old 25 June 2006, 13:39   #1
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8 mile 'fuel slick' off North Wales Coast

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/5115024.stm

Has anyone here been out on the Menai Straits today?
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Old 25 June 2006, 14:33   #2
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I have just got back in but I think I can safely deny any responsibility as I was some distance from wherever that is
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Old 26 June 2006, 03:00   #3
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My Chief Instructor was teaching on the strats today, the word on the strait is that somone dumped their central heating oil (2 tonnes of) down an old drain pipe which runs in the straits in Y Felinheli (Port Denorwic).

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2 tonnes of heating oil must be worth a fortune, why didnt they sell it back to the oil company?

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/5116108.stm

It looks like they've found the source!

The bbc website says it came from a disused sewage treatment plant and
"It was said to be made up of a number of industrial oils including diesel, generator fluid and heating oil."

Sounds like it's dispersing now though.

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