Oil firm fined £500k for Cheshire pollution

Essar UK has admitted responsibility for two incidents in 2012 which closed the Manchester Ship Canal and covered a local cemetery in oil

by Isabella Kaminski
Manchester Ship Canal had to be closed for two days after Essar spilled oil into it (photograph: Mickey, CC BY 2.0 via Flickr)
Manchester Ship Canal had to be closed for two days after Essar spilled oil into it (photograph: Mickey, CC BY 2.0 via Flickr)

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