Was there an emergency response simulation before Buncefield?

Having raised this question earlier, I found a short piece on the web by Disaster Advice Limited. This makes two statements about the degree of exercising before Buncefield oil terminal fire.

Firstly, the site alleges that:”The Police were seen to be poorly equipped and prepared to attend a COMAH site emergency event. They wore paper masks which could not be expected to provide any respiratory protection in this type of event. The explosions seen and heard could be expected to result in metal and debris falling and Police had no head protection.”

Secondly, the site quotes a statement by “the Local Fire Chief” that “We only ever planned or exercised for a one tank event, not all 20â€?. (I dont know where this comes from.)

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