Corrib gas project pipe surfaces from seabed

Believed to have come loose following recent heavy storms

Sligo News File.

Shell EP Ireland has said a Corrib gas project pipe which has
surfaced from the seabed in north Mayo is used to discharge
“treated surface water” from the Ballinaboy terminal to the sea.

The 800m pipe, spotted on the sea surface by local fishermen
crossing Broadhaven Bay on Friday, was installed under licence
from the Environmental Protection Agency in 2009. It is believed
to have it come loose following recent storms in the area.

The incident is being investigated by company specialists  and
the EPA. It not thought there is any risk of pollution.