08/10/2016 BBC Wales Today


08/10/2016

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Ruption is expected on the A48 in Carmarthenshire next weekend -

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when the road is closed to fix a fractured pipeline.

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So far, nearly a 150,000 litres of kerosene have leaked

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Normally tranquil part of the countryside. The silence broken by

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these machines. The purpose was to minimise the impact of an oil spill

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on the environment. The initial estimate of around 70,000 litres has

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now risen to 140,000 of kerosene. It is coming from a pipeline which

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carries the oil from the Pembroke refinery. With the cause of the

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league still unknown that figure could rise. We have been told there

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is an estimated 140,000 beaters. I think today we have been told 88,000

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has been recovered. That is a significant figure this close to

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when the incident happened. The fractured pipe is 12 metres below

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ground and to fix the problem the A48 will have to be excavated,

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meaning closure in both directions over a weekend. Natural resources

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Wales said about half the spilt material has been recovered from the

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water. And that it is working closely with the pipeline owner to

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minimise the impact on wildlife. The environmental consequences of the

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spillage are visible. And now a local assembly member is concerned

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about the potential impact on the local economy. The proposal to close

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what is the main arterial route in West Wales over the course of a

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whole weekend has very serious implications. The closure is planned

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from next Friday evening to early on Monday October 17. With traffic

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diverted. People are being warned to expect delays as work is carried out

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to find the source of the leak and to stop any further damage.

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The man who delivered a blueprint for reforming public services

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in Wales says he's "disappointed" so little has changed

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since he recommended merging local councils -

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Ministers have shelved plans for mergers, due to lack of support,

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and now want councils to work together to deliver services

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I think I am, personally. I think probably my commission members were

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disappointed, given the depth of the evidence we took and at the time,

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virtually everybody we spoke to expressed a view something had to be

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done. The First Minister has called

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on the Welsh Secretary to apologise for comments he made about Plaid

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Cymru. Carwyn Jones says Alun Cairns's

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attempt, on BBC Question Time, to link Plaid with illegal action

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against migrants into Welsh-speaking communities,

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was "unwise and baseless". A spokesman for Mr Cairns has

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declined to comment. A memorial concert will be held

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in Cardiff this evening to mark 50 Cantata Memoria, a new choral work

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by composer Sir Karl Jenkins, will be premiered at

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the Wales Millenium Centre. It includes a children's choir

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of 116, which is the number of children who died

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in the disaster. You can see highlights

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of the concert on S4C Football now and the Wales Manager

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Chris Coleman has confirmed that Joe Allen is out of tomorrow's

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World Cup qualifier against Georgia, The squad trained at

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the Cardiff City They're already without the Arsenal

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midfielder Aaron Ramsey, It is a shame for us. It is good for

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Georgia. It is a shame as well without Aaron, of course. But no, we

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are there, the game is in front of us. We have got other players that

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can step in and do the job for us, which they will.

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In the National League Wrexham had their sixth defeat under Gary Mills,

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An own goal by Wrexham goalkeeper Shwan Jalal helped the hosts.

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And Newport County had a nil-nil draw away to Colchester United.

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The weather forecast now, with Sue Charles.

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The settled spell continues with more fine weather tomorrow.

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Fairly quiet tonight with clear spells, less cloud, patchy

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mist and fog, as temperatures will fall, seven to 10 Celsius but

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A chilly start tomorrow, largely fine with sunny spells, some cloud

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could be big enough for the odd bit of drizzle but otherwise dry and

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feeling chilly in the north-easterly breeze.

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13 Celsius in Wrexham and 15 in Carmarthenshire.

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High pressure keeps it settled next week, but with chilly nights.

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We'll be back at around 5 past 6 tomorrow evening.

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