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Tesco fined £8m for 'reckless' petrol leak

Tesco has been fined £8m after a massive leak of petrol from one of its service stations. The Environment Agency said 23,500 litres of petrol escaped from a tank over a 29-hour period in Haslingden, east Lancashire, in 2014.

The firm's "recklessness" resulted in homes being evacuated, residents suffering sickness, and the death of 40 fish, the agency said. Tesco admitted health and safety breaches and an environmental offence. It said it had taken action to protect against similar fuel spills.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 18 February 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East129.2257.90129.92120.18
East Midlands128.8581.15131.08119.59
London129.4365.90132.55119.95
North East127.76131.63117.87
North West128.6357.70132.07118.91
Northern Ireland127.32125.70118.52
Scotland128.94129.47118.93
South East129.7257.70130.97120.45
South West129.1067.90129.70120.06
Wales128.23130.05118.68
West Midlands128.68132.84119.37
Yorkshire & Humber128.22130.47118.63

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