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Company fined £150,000 over major Preston chemical fire

An international waste management company has been fined £150,000 for health and safety breaches following a major chemical fire in Preston which closed two motorways.

Sections of the M6 and M55 were shut for several hours during the morning commute on 2 July 2007 while 66 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Red Scar Industrial Estate on Longridge Road in Preston.

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