Anger had arisen at the serious spillage of effluent at the site, the day before (Monday) Many gallons of toxic waste water had cascaded over the man made ditches (built to catch spillage) across a road, also into a natural ditch which formed the border of surrounding crop land.
Activist Protectors had looked on in amazement as a panicked Rathlin employee attempted to take a sample of the polluted water from the natural ditch and fell in to it, up to his neck.
An employee from the Environment Agency turned up nearly 24 hrs later to take a sample from the ditch. One activist remarked the sample was useless because of the time that had elapsed.since the spillage. He also commented that Dermot Nesbitt (ex Northern Ireland Environment Minister and now director of Rathlin Energy) had the Environment Agency in his pocket and merely had the agency, he was once in charge of, as a UK Environment Minister, cover up, 'the mistake'
Previous spillages have been reported at Rathlin sites in Ireland, leading to claims of incompetency. Reports from residents of the United States and Canada had claimed there were areas of ecological 'dead zones' where spillages had taken place in ponds and lakes.
Further activities are planned from both sides.
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They claim the liquid is water from the underground aquifer coming up out of the borehole.
It presumably may have been water mixed with drilling mud.
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