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28 September 2018
OIL SPILL ON ROSEMARKIE BEACH

We have been advised by the Highland Council of the following incident:

 

"Simpson oils were filling a domestic heating tank this afternoon at Greenside Avenue, Rosemarkie. The operator connected the hose incorrectly resulting in 240+ litres of kerosene oil escaping. The oil ran down the road, entered a roadside gully and discharged on to Rosemarkie beach.

 

 

Kerosene is a light oil and will evaporate.

 

The following actions are being undertaken:

The contaminated site has been cordoned off

The site will be monitored- Foreman on site

Simpson Oils are following their incident reporting procedure ( SEPA etc)

Diane Agnew – Ward Manager has been informed and is assisting by contacting Environmental Health

Oil pollution response material has been mobilised as a precaution

 

Iain Moncrieff – Roads Operations Manager, Skye, Ross & Cromarty is currently in discussion with SEPA, who have advised that they will also send a representative to check the contaminated site as a precaution.  SEPA were happy with the actions carried out as detailed above, and have agreed that no excavation of the contaminated  is required.

 

 

Contacts available in relation to the ongoing incident:

Iain Moncrieff - 07789921776

OOH- 01349 862418 ( Douglas Miles- Duty officer)"

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