A street in Southend had to be cordoned off after a mysterious mercury spill.A whole street?
One fire crew from Rayleigh Weir attended the scene and had to wear special protective masks and clothing to suck up the mercury, which was scattered over a two foot section of the street.Only two feet? Is this a ‘H&S gorn mad!’ story or is this stuff really that toxic?
A specialist waste disposal team was also at the scene to take away the chemical before the road was reopened shortly after 1.10pm.I wonder if this is the result of some of those new ecoloon-approved bulbs we are all expected to buy breaking?
Still, it’s for a vital cause, and we’ve all got to do our bit, eh, Mr Piebalgs?
Oh. Right. Not you, though:
… Mr Piebalgs, the former European Commissioner for Energy, has left the outside lights burning day and night on his £1.25 million luxury home despite neighbours claiming he has not been seen there for weeks.*grinds teeth*
A spokesman for Mr Piebalgs declined to comment.
However, it is understood the lights are a security measure.Gosh, really? Whoever would want to do him harm..?