Blocked valve led to dangerous petrol spill

Source: on 2009-12-23 12:06:00

A valve failure that led to a dangerous petrol spill has cost a fuel storage operator nearly £70,000. The pool of fuel formed when the shut-off valve on a road tanker could not close because it was blocked with debris.The HSE prosecuted Vopak London Terminal BV for breaching the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (COMAH) after the tanker overflowed in July 2007 at its West Thurrock storage terminal, putting ...

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