Leak of a pipeline in the Yvelines, near paris: it will take several months to clean up

last Sunday, a leakage of oil was reported on a pipeline of Yvelines, affecting several hectares of fields, seven according to the prefecture, as well as rivers

Leak of a pipeline in the Yvelines, near paris: it will take several months to clean up

last Sunday, a leakage of oil was reported on a pipeline of Yvelines, affecting several hectares of fields, seven according to the prefecture, as well as rivers. It will take many hours to fully master. "There is more of a spill of oil in the fields", stated on Tuesday evening, the prefecture of the Yvelines. Total, "continues the urgent measures that are to pump the oil and to make earthworks to isolate the hydrographic network of the area polluted", she added. It will take several months to clean up the acres affected, and the farmers will be compensated by the petroleum giant. Come on up in the day, the minister of the ecological Transition François de Rugy has praised the work of firefighters mobilized. Then, he said that he would be "extremely firm vis-à-vis the Total company," adding that he would follow very closely the construction site clean-up, according to the AFP.

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on The day of the discovery of the leak, Total has activated its crisis unit and its monitoring Plan and intervention. The group announced the closure and provisional of the refinery of Grandpuits. It will not turn over by the end of the week. It is expected to last for a short time, we learn without a specific time, and will only have an impact not the supply of fuel to the paris region, provides Total. In 2014, an incident of the same type had caused the closure of the refinery for three weeks. In Paris, Arnaud Dumas, director of the refinery, estimated that three weeks would be "the minimum" in these terms and conditions. However, employees may continue to perform other tasks in the refinery "that they can't perform when it turns". For the moment, they are not technical unemployment.

Updated Date: 28 February 2019, 00:00

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