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600-700 people evacuated after gas leak

Equinor has initiated evacuation of the Mongstad plant due to a gas leak at the refinery.

We received a message at 07.54 that it is leaking from a gasstank of around ten cubic metres. It was started the evacuation of all the employees, " says operasjonsleder Tatjana Button in the West police district to the Newspaper.

somewhere between 600 and 700 employees were evacuated from the area. It has not come messages about the injured or people who feel themselves poor as a result of the leak, inform the police.

the Police have two patrols of the site, in addition to one ambulance and fire departments. They are still in an establishment phase, but there are no reports of immediate risk of a major accident, " says Button.

Crew on the site now trying to cool down the gas tank, to make sure that the situation does not worsen. Police have not yet established a security zone.

The employees have a evakueringspunkt they gather at, but there are currently not created a "hot zone", says operasjonslederen.

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