CAMPAIGNERS have released an independent report suggesting the residents of a Welsh town have been potentially endangered by a "regulatory black hole".
Last night Milford Haven Port Authority (MHPA) denied the claims, which are made in a study of the process that resulted in permission being granted for ships carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) to dock in the port.
Human rights court seeks answers on gas site risks
Victory for campaign group means government must reveal how it decided to let LNG ships to berth in Milford Haven
guardian.co.uk, Monday 16 November 2009 19.42 GMT
The European court of human rights has asked the British government to give more details of the risk assessments carried out before terminals for large tanker ships importing liquid natural gas (LNG) were built on the Welsh coast.
Campaigners who raised safety concerns about the delivery of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) through Milford Haven have claimed vindication after a European Court decided to put a series of questions to the UK Government.
A long-running row over bringing large LNG ships into the Pembrokeshire port focused on the possibility of a gas explosion, but courts ruled that all safety measures had been complied with. The first ship docked in Milford Haven earlier this year.