Warning after storms wash up palm oil on Weston Shore

Daily Echo: Alert after palm oil found washed up on beach Alert after palm oil found washed up on beach

DOG walkers are being warned tonight to keep their pets under control while out on Hampshire beaches after palm oil began washing up following the storm over the weekend.

The substance is not dangerous to humans, but can cause injury or death to pets, particularly dogs, if ingested.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Multi-Agency Storm Response Team said it had reports of the palm oil being washed up on Weston Shore in Southampton.

A spokesman said: “We'd like to warn members of the public, particularly dog walkers on coastal areas, to be extra cautious and keep their dogs under control on the foreshore.

“Palm Oil is described as slightly smaller than a rugby ball, white, chalky and with a slight smell of sulphur.

“The substance itself is not dangerous to humans, but can cause injury or death to pets, particularly dogs, if ingested.”

Hampshire Fire and Rescue is advising people picking up the substance to wear double vinyl gloves and place in a strong plastic bag over the substance and bag it up.

The outer gloves should be placed in with the oil, tie it off, before placing this into a second strong bag and also tie off. This can be binned.

Alternatively contact the local authority to come and remove it.

The source is currently unknown.

This comes after Hampshire Police issued bomb warnings after unexploded shells began washing up on the county's and the Isle of Wight's beaches.

This has included a six inch device which washed up on Hurst Spit in the New Forest on Saturday.

As reported, police sealed off the Spit and placed a 100m exclusion zone around the area

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9:35am Tue 18 Feb 14

Doggie Walker says...

Although this article says 'unknown' source. It has been suggested that it could be from the Ship 'Pretty Thing' which was found guilty of dumping a huge amount of it into the sea more than two years ago off The Isle of Wight. It has also been found washed up recently as far as Devon and Cornwall resulting in the death of a dog in November and is again being washed up on the beaches now. Hopefully there will be a full investigation as to its origin.. Bombs and palm oil isn't a good advertisement for families during the half term, I hope that the lovely beaches of Hampshire are safe to enjoy as normal soon.
Although this article says 'unknown' source. It has been suggested that it could be from the Ship 'Pretty Thing' which was found guilty of dumping a huge amount of it into the sea more than two years ago off The Isle of Wight. It has also been found washed up recently as far as Devon and Cornwall resulting in the death of a dog in November and is again being washed up on the beaches now. Hopefully there will be a full investigation as to its origin.. Bombs and palm oil isn't a good advertisement for families during the half term, I hope that the lovely beaches of Hampshire are safe to enjoy as normal soon. Doggie Walker
  • Score: 5

9:45am Tue 18 Feb 14

Doggie Walker says...

Although the article states that the source is unknown, it has been suggested that it could have come from the ship 'Pretty Thing' which was found guilty over 2yrs ago of dumping a very large amount of it into the sea off the Isle of Wight. I hope there is a full investigation into its origin as it is washing up as far as Devon and Cornwall and dog died from ingesting it in November and now it is washing up again. Sadly bombs and palm oil are not a good advertisement for beach walkers during the half term so I hope that the lovely beaches of Hampshire will be safe for all to use as normal soon.
Although the article states that the source is unknown, it has been suggested that it could have come from the ship 'Pretty Thing' which was found guilty over 2yrs ago of dumping a very large amount of it into the sea off the Isle of Wight. I hope there is a full investigation into its origin as it is washing up as far as Devon and Cornwall and dog died from ingesting it in November and now it is washing up again. Sadly bombs and palm oil are not a good advertisement for beach walkers during the half term so I hope that the lovely beaches of Hampshire will be safe for all to use as normal soon. Doggie Walker
  • Score: 4

1:24pm Tue 18 Feb 14

sophisticated says...

This is not all that's being washed up, we (my family) witnessed small fragments of multi-coloured plastic also washed up along the shoreline. It is disgusting.
This is not all that's being washed up, we (my family) witnessed small fragments of multi-coloured plastic also washed up along the shoreline. It is disgusting. sophisticated
  • Score: 1

4:23pm Tue 18 Feb 14

mickey01 says...

sophisticated wrote:
This is not all that's being washed up, we (my family) witnessed small fragments of multi-coloured plastic also washed up along the shoreline. It is disgusting.
you might see a few brown cigar shaped things washed up around weston shore too
[quote][p][bold]sophisticated[/bold] wrote: This is not all that's being washed up, we (my family) witnessed small fragments of multi-coloured plastic also washed up along the shoreline. It is disgusting.[/p][/quote]you might see a few brown cigar shaped things washed up around weston shore too mickey01
  • Score: 3

12:22am Wed 19 Feb 14

drakey says...

sophisticated wrote:
This is not all that's being washed up, we (my family) witnessed small fragments of multi-coloured plastic also washed up along the shoreline. It is disgusting.
These multi-coloured things i have seen being washed up since the summer time, they look like they have been hole punched out some sort of plastic. The storms have brought even more of them in all along Weston Shore - Netley.
[quote][p][bold]sophisticated[/bold] wrote: This is not all that's being washed up, we (my family) witnessed small fragments of multi-coloured plastic also washed up along the shoreline. It is disgusting.[/p][/quote]These multi-coloured things i have seen being washed up since the summer time, they look like they have been hole punched out some sort of plastic. The storms have brought even more of them in all along Weston Shore - Netley. drakey
  • Score: 2

11:58am Wed 19 Feb 14

sophisticated says...

drakey wrote:
sophisticated wrote:
This is not all that's being washed up, we (my family) witnessed small fragments of multi-coloured plastic also washed up along the shoreline. It is disgusting.
These multi-coloured things i have seen being washed up since the summer time, they look like they have been hole punched out some sort of plastic. The storms have brought even more of them in all along Weston Shore - Netley.
yes that's it, it looks like confetti -I shudder to think what is in the water.
[quote][p][bold]drakey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sophisticated[/bold] wrote: This is not all that's being washed up, we (my family) witnessed small fragments of multi-coloured plastic also washed up along the shoreline. It is disgusting.[/p][/quote]These multi-coloured things i have seen being washed up since the summer time, they look like they have been hole punched out some sort of plastic. The storms have brought even more of them in all along Weston Shore - Netley.[/p][/quote]yes that's it, it looks like confetti -I shudder to think what is in the water. sophisticated
  • Score: 0

11:58am Wed 19 Feb 14

sophisticated says...

drakey wrote:
sophisticated wrote:
This is not all that's being washed up, we (my family) witnessed small fragments of multi-coloured plastic also washed up along the shoreline. It is disgusting.
These multi-coloured things i have seen being washed up since the summer time, they look like they have been hole punched out some sort of plastic. The storms have brought even more of them in all along Weston Shore - Netley.
yes that's it, it looks like confetti -I shudder to think what is in the water.
[quote][p][bold]drakey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sophisticated[/bold] wrote: This is not all that's being washed up, we (my family) witnessed small fragments of multi-coloured plastic also washed up along the shoreline. It is disgusting.[/p][/quote]These multi-coloured things i have seen being washed up since the summer time, they look like they have been hole punched out some sort of plastic. The storms have brought even more of them in all along Weston Shore - Netley.[/p][/quote]yes that's it, it looks like confetti -I shudder to think what is in the water. sophisticated
  • Score: 1

1:20pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Ronnie G says...

Weren't we meant to have a Combined Heat and Power Plant in the docks to do with this Oil?
I'm going back more than 10yrs, But wasn't that intended to supply the grid & Southampton residents with cheap heat, by burning Palm Oil?
Did anything ever come of that Pet Project?
A site was secured in the docks(western lane) and £1.99m of Southampton Council Tenants rent was wasted on it.
Weren't we meant to have a Combined Heat and Power Plant in the docks to do with this Oil? I'm going back more than 10yrs, But wasn't that intended to supply the grid & Southampton residents with cheap heat, by burning Palm Oil? Did anything ever come of that Pet Project? A site was secured in the docks(western lane) and £1.99m of Southampton Council Tenants rent was wasted on it. Ronnie G
  • Score: 0

1:27pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Ronnie G says...

Can't help but think the mysterious substance poisoning dogs in new forest is linked in some way.
Someone knows what that is. Mother Nature has played no part.
Can't help but think the mysterious substance poisoning dogs in new forest is linked in some way. Someone knows what that is. Mother Nature has played no part. Ronnie G
  • Score: 2

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