The big stink – France gasses England

Posted By Staff

Date: January 22nd, 2013

Category: Nutty News

England – A stinking cloud of gas has been hanging over large areas of England after a leak at a French chemical plant, sparking thousands of calls to emergency services.

The sulphurous stench – likened to rotten eggs – is said by officials to be completely harmless.

But police in Kent, Sussex and Surrey began to receive floods of calls from concerned residents on Tuesday morning – and by afternoon there were reports of the unwelcome whiff in Oxfordshire and as far north as Northampton.

The gas, called mercaptan, was accidentally leaked from a factory in the northern city of Rouen and before long had drifted over the English channel.

It is sometimes added to natural gas to alert people to gas leaks.  Full Article

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