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Buncefield companies fined £5.35m for oil depot blaze – The Guardian

“Companies owned by oil giants BP, Shell and Total were fined a total of £5.35m today for their involvement in the Buncefield oil storage depot explosion and fire ‑ the worst of its kind since the second world war.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Today, the firms behind the Buncefield fire will be held to account. But will they be made to pay? – The Independent

“It has taken five years, but today the companies whose negligence caused the biggest fire ever seen in Europe in peacetime and almost destroyed a thriving community around the Buncefield oil depot will face justice.”

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The Independent, 16th July 2010

 Source: www.independent.co.uk

Three firms guilty over Buncefield explosion – The Independent

“Three companies were facing potentially unlimited fines today after they were found guilty of health and safety breaches in connection with the explosion at the Buncefield oil depot.”

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The Independent, 18th June 2010

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Buncefield explosion: second company guilty of safety breach – The Guardian

“TAV Engineering convicted of health and safety breach in connection with Buncefield oil depot blast in 2005.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2010

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Firm in Buncefield court case guilty of safety breaches – BBC News

“A company has been convicted of health and safety breaches in relation to the Buncefield oil depot explosion in Hertfordshire in December 2005.”

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BBC News, 16th June 2010

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Buncefield verdict to renew focus on oil safety – The Guardian

“The safety practices of oil companies operating in Britain will be highlighted on Tuesday in the conclusion of a criminal case following the 2005 Buncefield oil storage explosion, in which 40 people were injured and 250,000 litres of petrol spilled less than 30 miles from central London.”

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The Guardian, 6th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Total liable for Buncefield blast – BBC News

“The High Court has ruled that oil company Total is liable for damages caused by the explosion at the Buncefield oil depot in Hertfordshire.”

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BBC News, 20th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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