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Oil from old Shell tanks polluting environment

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Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 22.24.14Some of the tanks at Shell’s Fredericia location are nearly a century old (Photo: Wikipedia)

From the Copenhagen Post, an article by Ray Weaver: 8 Dec 2014

Decade-old oil spills from tanks at the Shell Oil facility in Fredericia are still polluting the environment.

According to a report on the DR current affairs TV program ’21 Søndags’, tonnes of diesel and kerosene have flowed out of the tanks for years and are now polluting the soil and groundwater in the area and flowing into the Little Belt.

“I would say that a very, very strong oil spill has spread out below the beach and seeped beneath the Little Belt into the water,” Thomas Steen Petersen, an engineer and soil expert at Kogsgaard Environment, told DR. “We must assume it has been going on for two or three decades. I have never seen anything like this before.”

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