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Explosion feared as gas leaks from North Sea rig

A huge gas leak in the North Sea that has now shut down three platforms could take six months to seal. Gas has been leaking from one of the platforms -- owned by Total -- since Sunday. ITV's Scotland correspondent Debi Edward reports.

LONDON -- Experts who worked on the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico have been called in to halt the flow of natural gas from a rig in the North Sea.

All 238 workers were evacuated from French oil group Total's Elgin platform, which is located about 150 miles off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland, after the leak was detected on Sunday. An exclusion zone has also been established around the site.


Total has said it may take six months to stem the flow of gas, according to Reuters.

ITV's Scotland correspondent Debi Edward reports.

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