Plattling (dpa / lby) - Thousands of liters of oil have leaked into the ground and a nearby stream through a leak in an oil pipeline in Lower Bavaria. Parts of the oil were sucked off and oil barriers were set up in the creek, said the head of the association for animal carcass and slaughterhouse waste disposal in Plattling, Karl-Heinz Kellermann, on Tuesday. Further drilling should now follow, also in order to be able to estimate the extent of the damage in the subsoil. "We hope to be able to narrow down the area by next week."
According to him, the oil barriers were able to curb the spread of the oil in the Mühlbach. Occasionally streaks are still visible, he said. There were no dead fish. According to him, specialist companies should now draw up a remediation concept to clean the soil and water. In a second step, the floor will also be replaced. The costs for this cannot yet be estimated.