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White spirit spillage

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 13:37

Thanks very much for your responses - very reassuring! 

It was probably a couple of litres that leaked on to the soil before I managed to stop it.

I was wondering whether to have a little fire on top of it to draw it out ( can you tell I'm not a scientist!), but the idea of a sacrificial crop sounds a little more sensible

White spirit spillage

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 14:16

I have just taken on an allotment, which is in a real mess.

I was doing some digging when my fork hit something.  I lifted it up and found I'd hit a container of white spirit, which has now spilled on the soil.

My questions are many!

  • is that area of soil now toxic?
  • if I plant something there, will it be safe to eat?
  • if not, how can I "cleanse" the soil? and how long will the process take before I can plant something to eat there?


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