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Ruth Kelly visits Buncefield oil terminal.(News)

Recentlly, Ruth Kelly MP visited the Buncefield oil in Hemel Hempstead, site of the blast last year. Following a tour of the site, Ms Kelly met residents and representatives of businesses that were affected to hear their views and to discuss the support received and issues surrounding future regeneration.

Ms Kelly also heard how the agencies in the region are working together to respond to the challenges in the aftermath of the explosion and the plans in place looking to the future of the area.

Ruth Kelly announced an extension to the government's Bellwin scheme spending period of another four months--until November 10, 2006. This scheme is designed to reimburse a proportion of non-insurable costs following an emergency or disaster. …

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