Buncefield remediation completed

13th May 2013


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The company leading the remediation of the Buncefield oil storage depot in Hertfordshire has announced that the site is now ready for redevelopment

In December 2005, much of the Buncefield site was destroyed by a massive explosion and fire, which injured more than 40 people and contaminated the area with fuel oil and fire-fighting foam additives.

Remediation of the site has involved major excavation and segregation and disposal of contaminated soils.

Celtic Technologies reports that this work is now complete, after it removed a significant volume of soil from site.

In 2009, the High Court ruled that Total UK was liable for the damage caused by the explosion and fire.

Three other companies – Hertfordshire Oil Storage, a joint venture between Total and Chevron, Motherwell Control Systems and TAV Engineering – were found guilty in 2010 for their part in the incident.


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