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Ruption is expected on the A48 in Carmarthenshire next weekend -
when the road is closed to fix a fractured pipeline.
So far, nearly a 150,000 litres of kerosene have leaked
Normally tranquil part of the countryside. The silence broken by
these machines. The purpose was to minimise the impact of an oil spill
on the environment. The initial estimate of around 70,000 litres has
now risen to 140,000 of kerosene. It is coming from a pipeline which
carries the oil from the Pembroke refinery. With the cause of the
league still unknown that figure could rise. We have been told there
is an estimated 140,000 beaters. I think today we have been told 88,000
has been recovered. That is a significant figure this close to
when the incident happened. The fractured pipe is 12 metres below
ground and to fix the problem the A48 will have to be excavated,
meaning closure in both directions over a weekend. Natural resources
Wales said about half the spilt material has been recovered from the
water. And that it is working closely with the pipeline owner to
minimise the impact on wildlife. The environmental consequences of the
spillage are visible. And now a local assembly member is concerned
about the potential impact on the local economy. The proposal to close
what is the main arterial route in West Wales over the course of a
whole weekend has very serious implications. The closure is planned
from next Friday evening to early on Monday October 17. With traffic
diverted. People are being warned to expect delays as work is carried out
to find the source of the leak and to stop any further damage.
The man who delivered a blueprint for reforming public services
in Wales says he's "disappointed" so little has changed
since he recommended merging local councils -
Ministers have shelved plans for mergers, due to lack of support,
and now want councils to work together to deliver services
I think I am, personally. I think probably my commission members were
disappointed, given the depth of the evidence we took and at the time,
virtually everybody we spoke to expressed a view something had to be
done. The First Minister has called
on the Welsh Secretary to apologise for comments he made about Plaid
Cymru. Carwyn Jones says Alun Cairns's
attempt, on BBC Question Time, to link Plaid with illegal action
against migrants into Welsh-speaking communities,
was "unwise and baseless". A spokesman for Mr Cairns has
declined to comment. A memorial concert will be held
in Cardiff this evening to mark 50 Cantata Memoria, a new choral work
by composer Sir Karl Jenkins, will be premiered at
the Wales Millenium Centre. It includes a children's choir
of 116, which is the number of children who died
in the disaster. You can see highlights
of the concert on S4C Football now and the Wales Manager
Chris Coleman has confirmed that Joe Allen is out of tomorrow's
World Cup qualifier against Georgia, The squad trained at
the Cardiff City They're already without the Arsenal
midfielder Aaron Ramsey, It is a shame for us. It is good for
Georgia. It is a shame as well without Aaron, of course. But no, we
are there, the game is in front of us. We have got other players that
can step in and do the job for us, which they will.
In the National League Wrexham had their sixth defeat under Gary Mills,
An own goal by Wrexham goalkeeper Shwan Jalal helped the hosts.
And Newport County had a nil-nil draw away to Colchester United.
The weather forecast now, with Sue Charles.
The settled spell continues with more fine weather tomorrow.
Fairly quiet tonight with clear spells, less cloud, patchy
mist and fog, as temperatures will fall, seven to 10 Celsius but
A chilly start tomorrow, largely fine with sunny spells, some cloud
could be big enough for the odd bit of drizzle but otherwise dry and
feeling chilly in the north-easterly breeze.
13 Celsius in Wrexham and 15 in Carmarthenshire.
High pressure keeps it settled next week, but with chilly nights.
We'll be back at around 5 past 6 tomorrow evening.