Buncefield oil depot explosion firms pay £9 million

By Andy Rice 16 July 2010

The companies responsible for the Buncefield oil depot explosion, which occcured just outside of London in 2005, will have to pay more than £9 million in fines and legal costs. The brunt of these will be born by Total, which owes £3,600,000 in fines plus £2,600,000 in costs. The blast, which occurred on a early on a Sunday morning, did not kill anyone, but is believed to be the biggest explosion in Europe, not counting those during wars.  Read more: The Independent


While we have your attention...

An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money - though not nearly as much as its absence.

Every article, every day, is our contribution to Defending Truth in South Africa. If you would like to join us on this mission, you could do much worse than support Daily Maverick's quest by becoming a Maverick Insider.

Click here to become a Maverick Insider and get a closer look at the Truth.

United Nations

Ramaphosa urges world leaders to ‘end the wars’ and prove themselves worthy of Mandela

By Peter Fabricius

Adolf Hitler was the first European leader to ban human zoos.