LNG Port Safety Ruling – UK Compliance Demanded

Western Telegraph Newspaper
Monday, May 07, 2012

Risk assessment for LNG imports to UK's Port of Milford Haven demanded by European Commission in response to long-term public prompting

There has been a further twist in the long-running saga over the safety of shipping Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into the Milford Haven waterway, reports the 'Western Telegraph'.

Recently the European Commission issued a formal notice over ‘failure to comply with safety rules’.

Commission spokesman Joe Hennon said: “The failure in question concerns the assessment of potential risks from LNG tankers approaching and berthing at Milford Haven.”

The EU’s Environmental Impact Assessment Directive requires such risks to be assessed and the findings to be made public. A formal notice is a preliminary step, which ultimately could lead to action before the European Court of Justice if a member state does not comply. It follows a long campaign to get risk assessments relating to the shipment of LNG released to the public.

 

 

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