Kerosene pollution leads to £150,000 undertaking

An oil pipeline operator that seriously polluted the river Tywi two years ago has made a £150,000 donation to a rivers charity rather than face prosecution

Booms laid by Valero personnel in October 2016
Booms laid across the Nant Caws in October 2016

An oil pipeline operator that seriously polluted the river Tywi two years ago has made a £150,000 donation to a rivers charity rather than face prosecution.

140,000 litres of kerosene escaped into the river, the longest entirely in Wales, in Nant y Caws, Carmarthenshire in October 2016, necessitating a multi-agency response and road closure. Natural Resources Wales described the impact to the river’s ecology as significant, although quick containment by the firm responsible avoided greater consequences downstream. Welsh Water said that there was no impact on drinking water supplies.

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