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Warning of salt emergency as Britain's 'deep freeze' continues

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/07/2010

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Jill Sherman, Joanna Sugden, Carl Mortished, Sam Lister, Laura Dixon, Adam Fresco and Rosemary Bennett

"Emergency measures were enforced yesterday to distribute dwindling salt supplies as industry chiefs warned that stocks could run out within four days if the deep freeze continues.

"The Government activated Salt Cell, which allows officials to instruct suppliers to send salt to areas most in need irrespective of contract orders. If supplies run out, rock salt will have to be imported from abroad.

"The move, coordinated with the Local Government Association and the Highways Agency, came as some councils said that they would run out of salt within 24 hours."

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"Warning of salt emergency as Britain's 'deep freeze' continues", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2010. Consulté le 14/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/warning-of-salt-emergency-as-britain-s-deep-freeze-continues