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Marine expert says North Sea gas leak is 'hazardous'

Professor Martin Preston, marine pollution expert from University of Liverpool, has spoken to the BBC about how a gas leak in the North Sea may have occured.

Total has said the leak at its Elgin platform, 150 miles off Aberdeen, is coming from a rock formation above the main reservoir, at a depth of 4,000m.

Professor Preston said the situation is complicated and hazardous to deal with.

All 238 workers were removed from the Elgin installation and the nearby Rowan Viking drilling rig by helicopter on Sunday.

  • 29 Mar 2012
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