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25 March 2017 19:25 (South Africa)

Buncefield oil depot explosion firms pay £9 million

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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