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Police confirm property search in Carmarthenshire following Westminster terror attack

Emergency services on Westminster Bridge after the attack Credit: PA

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that officers are continuing to search a property in Carmarthenshire in relation to yesterday's terror attack in Westminster.

Police say eight arrests have been made following searches in Carmarthenshire, Birmingham and London.

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'Significant' amount of oil recovered in Nantycaws leak

A 'significant' amount of the Kerosene oil which escaped from the damaged pipeline at the A48 in Nantycaws, Carmarthen, has been recovered, according to Carmarthenshire County Council.

Valero, the company responsible for the pipeline works has confirmed approximately 120,000 litres of the estimated 140,000 litres of oil lost has been recovered to date.

Tests confirm no public water drinking supplies have been affected, according to Carmarthenshire County Council. Credit: Natural Resources Wales

Tests confirm no public water drinking supplies have been affected; and air quality monitoring has shown very low concentrations of Kerosene, below what would pose a significant risk to public health.

Further tests are ongoing and officers from both Public Health Wales and the council’s environmental health and licensing service are continuing to advise and reassure residents.

People are still being advised to keep pets and livestock away from the water where oil is visible.

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This incident has had a major effect on the environment and the local community and we are doing all we can to help manage the recovery operation and reassure residents.

The council’s Director of Environment is now chairing the multi-agency group set up to co-ordinate the recovery from this incident.

Although now in the recovery stage, works to monitor the effects of the spill will continue for many months to come.

– Cllr Jim Jones, Carmarthenshire County Council

The results of outdoor and indoor air monitoring provide reassurance that concentrations of kerosene and other petroleum hydrocarbons are very low and below those that would pose a significant risk to health. Test results show that public drinking water supplies have not been affected; those with private drinking water supplies in the area have been visited and provided with advice.

Public exposure to kerosene is now very unlikely.

However, as a precaution‎ the public are advised to avoid contact with any substance that looks or smells like fuel oil.

– Huw Brunt, Public Health Wales

Carmarthenshire oil spill: Cleanup work will continue over the weekend

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Natural Resources Wales say work will continue to clean up a kerosene spill in Nant y Caws, Carmarthenshire.

The leak was caused by a damaged pipe.

A spokesperson said 60,000 litres of the oil had been recovered from the Nant Piwbr, with more still to go.

Our staff will continue to monitor the site over the weekend as part of our work to investigate the environmental impact of the incident.

We’ll also continue to respond to queries from local residents and talk to local farmers and angling clubs.

– Aneurin Cox, Natural Resources Wales

Drinking water supplies are unaffected, the spokesperson added.

If you see any dead fish or distressed wildlife, you can contact Natural Resources Wales on 0300 065 3000.

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Damaged kerosene pipe poses no danger to public, police say

A kerosene pipe has been damaged on the A48 Eastbound carriageway in Carmarthen.

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Dyfed Powys Police say that some kerosene has escaped from the pipe, but it has now been secured and there is no danger to the public.

People nearby may smell the escaped gas.

Residents living in a 300 metre radius of the incident have been advised to keep their windows and doors closed.

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