French gas cloud reaches Dorset

A GAS cloud from France has reached Dorset.

The county's Local Resilience Forum Warning and Informing Group says the gas cloud, which has crossed the Channel because of strong easterly winds, does not present a health risk.

The smell of gas has been reported in Weymouth and is thought to be caused by the accidental discharge of gas stenching agent Mercaptan from a factory in Rouen.

Members of the public have made calls to the emergency services and to gas companies reporting the smell.

The smell is the strongest across the coastal towns of Dorset and other southern counties.

Gas transporter Transco is investigating and has received a number of similar calls.

Although emergency services such as the fire and rescue services in affected areas will assess all gas-smell-related calls in case they are not linked, Transco is leading on this event.

The advice from Transco is that this agent release does not present any health risks, the Dorset Warning and Informing Group says.

Comments (8)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:18pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Giblet says...

Is this the fog that turns people inside out?
Is this the fog that turns people inside out? Giblet
  • Score: 0

9:26pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Desk24 says...

Is it from 1914/18?
Is it from 1914/18? Desk24
  • Score: 0

9:53pm Tue 22 Jan 13

jmc1 says...

Desk24 wrote:
Is it from 1914/18?
Earlier in the day,I think :-)))))
[quote][p][bold]Desk24[/bold] wrote: Is it from 1914/18?[/p][/quote]Earlier in the day,I think :-))))) jmc1
  • Score: 0

11:00pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Mr TK says...

Bull **** vapour from council offices
Bull **** vapour from council offices Mr TK
  • Score: 0

9:23am Wed 23 Jan 13

Dorset Boy says...

It's the onions and garlic that they eat.
It's the onions and garlic that they eat. Dorset Boy
  • Score: 0

4:55pm Wed 23 Jan 13

wurzelbasher says...

More hot air from the EU!
More hot air from the EU! wurzelbasher
  • Score: 0

5:49pm Wed 23 Jan 13

radiator says...

Its the French way of retaliation to Camerons threat of pulling out of the Eu,They are probably worried they will lose a lot of there farming subsidies etc if the the cash cow from Britain was to dry up.
Its the French way of retaliation to Camerons threat of pulling out of the Eu,They are probably worried they will lose a lot of there farming subsidies etc if the the cash cow from Britain was to dry up. radiator
  • Score: 0

6:43pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Coolicle says...

Giblet wrote:
Is this the fog that turns people inside out?
Hahaahahahaha yes I believe it is because the cat is trying to eat me
[quote][p][bold]Giblet[/bold] wrote: Is this the fog that turns people inside out?[/p][/quote]Hahaahahahaha yes I believe it is because the cat is trying to eat me Coolicle
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree