Argyll and Bute Council is coordinating a multi-agency response following a small quantity of light crude oil surfacing from an underground pipeline in the area local to Finnart Ocean Terminal, Argyll and Bute.
Petroineos, who own and operate the site have deployed specialists in spill containment and recovery to the area in Glen Fruin where they remain on site. The leak is located in a small area and all residents living in close proximity of the site are aware. SEPA is supporting the response and is on site to ensure all necessary clean up measures are taken.
Investigations are ongoing but there is currently a very low risk to the wider public. A cordon is in place to prevent access to the site. NHS Highland's Health Protection Team (HPT) is working closely with the council’s Environmental Health Team to assess any implications for a small number of private water drinking supplies. The Public Health Protection Team will continue to work with the multi-agency group to assess any implications for health as investigations continue.
Partners include, Police Scotland, SEPA, NHS Highland Public Health, Scottish Water and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority.