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Fuel Spill in Bromyard Following RTC

The collision, involving a milk tanker and a trailer, took place at around 9.20am and an estimated 100 litres of diesel is thought to have leaked from the damaged tanker onto the road surface and into nearby drains.

Fire crews from Bromyard and Leominster, and H&WFRS's Environmental Protection Unit from Stourport attended the incident, along with the police and the Environment Agency.

No one was hurt during the collision and the 35,000 litres of milk contained in the tanker remained intact.

Station Commander Bob Sproat from H&WFRS said: "As we arrived at the scene, we could see that diesel had already leaked from the tanker's ruptured fuel tank into the drainage system, and so we immediately set to work to prevent any further spread."

He explained that crews placed absorbent booms from their Environmental Protection Unit into the storm drains and then worked collaboratively with colleagues from the Environment Agency to deploy a further eight booms to contain a small amount of diesel that had reached the river.