Aerial view of Total's Elgin-Franklin oil and gas platform in the North Sea
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Elgin oil leak relief could take six months, says Total

Total says it could take up to six months to drill a relief well to stop the leak at its Elgin platform in the North Sea.

Exclusion zones have been put in place and workers from a nearby platform have been taken ashore.

BBC Radio 5 live's Shelagh Fogarty spoke to David Hainsworth, a spokesman for Total, and to BBC Scotland correspondent Colin Blane, who has spoken to some of the evacuated workers.

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