Blood spillage causes 25-mile tailback
DRIVERS were trapped in jams up to 25 miles long yesterday after thousands of gallons of blood from cows destroyed under the anti-BSE regulations spilled on to a motorway.
The 22-ton tanker was travelling from a slaughterhouse in south-west England when a seal failed, pumping blood on to the northbound M6 between Wednesbury and Wallsall in the West Midlands.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture said the chances that the blood was infected with BSE were remote. The blood was from a herd aged above 36 months and was being transported on behalf of the European Union Intervention Board.
- Eight treated after BSE blood spillage, FWi, yesterday (23 September, 1998)
- The Times 24/09/98 page 6 (News in Brief)
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- The Guardian 24/09/98 page 7 (News in Brief)
- The Daily Telegraph 24/09/98 page 19
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