Tougher planning regime urged for hazard sites

July 2008
Utility Week;7/18/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 13, p9
Trade Publication
The article reports on the call made by the independent investigation board set up in the wake of the explosions and fires that rocked the Buncefield fuel depot in Hertfordshire, England in December 2005 for a major restructuring in planning controls around major hazard sites. The call for a new regime based on site-specific quantified risk assessments would mean that cumulative societal risk would be handled in a more consistent fashion.


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