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Petrol tanker ruptured in crash in Wales

16 August, 2013

A Texaco petrol tanker has been ruptured in a collision with a crane in Pembrokeshire, in south-west Wales.

Dyfed-Powys Police said no-one has been hurt in the crash on the A4076 at Haverfordwest on Friday morning but a substantial amount of fuel had spilled into the road.

Fire crews from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called at 6.40am this morning, and are working with officials from Pembrokeshire County Council, Natural Resources Wales and South Wales Trunk Road Agency on the clean-up operation near Merlins Bridge roundabout.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “Specialist equipment is being used to remove the fuel spillage and the road is going to be closed for a protracted period of time, up to 24 hours.”

A spokesperson from Public Health Wales said: “Based on the information currently available, we regard the potential impact on public health as minimal. We will continue to work with partner agencies to assess the situation if new information becomes available.”

A Valero spokesperson said it was unlikely the incident would cause much disruption to deliveries. She said: “The deliveries that tanker was due to make will have to be redistributed but there should be no major disruption.”





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