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Inquiry into North Sea BG Group platform incident

North Everest
Image caption Production on BG Group's North Everest platform was shut down

Production was shut down, and 38 workers evacuated, at a North Sea gas platform following a leak.

The non-essential staff were taken off the North Everest installation, operated by BG Group, on Tuesday.

The platform, which is 145 miles east of Aberdeen, suffered a power outage moments after it was shut down after the leak had been detected.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an investigation.

A BG Group spokesperson said there was "no risk to personnel or environment".

Power was later restored to the platform.

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