Saturday, 12 January 2008

Cloud of gas escapes from housing site

A LARGE cloud of gas drifted over homes and businesses on Saturday afternoon, January 12, after escaping from pipes on the former Taunton Cider factory site, in Norton Fitzwarren.
However, there was not said to be any danger to the public.
More than 300 homes are currently being built on the nine-and-a-half-acre site.
The leak was dealt with by engineers from Transco, which maintains the country’s gas distribution network and which is now owned by National Grid.
Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said it had received numerous reports of ‘a strong smell of gas in the Taunton area’ but it reassured residents there was ‘no immediate danger’ to them.
Anybody who smells gas or who is worried about gas safety can call the free helpline 0800 111 999 at any time of the day or night.

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