CONCERNS have been made surrounding works carried out above a fuel line in Hampshire.

Works carried out by Vodafone at Fawley Refinery raised eyebrows last week - but both companies involved have reassured people no danger was posed to the public.

The telecommunications company has confirmed routine works at the refinery required a supplier to excavate over an Esso fuel line.

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A spokesperson said: “Our investigations are ongoing, but reports are that the works were conducted safely in accordance with standard safe digging techniques.

“Fisher German were not informed that the digging was due to take place – whilst this was not a requirement, we are investigating communications on site.”

The company said the project works will continue with supervision by Fisher German and Vodafone to ensure safe digging processes are maintained.

According to Fawley refinery, a pipeline monitoring team work closely to supervise ongoing works in the area.

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An ExxonMobil spokesperson said: “There was never any danger to the public.

“We have robust procedures to ensure the safety and integrity of our pipeline network.

“As soon as our pipeline monitoring team identified that works were underway in this area, we deployed a supervisor to the scene to work with the contractor.”

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