Decision ID: 000555

In December 1995 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee considered claims by Shetland Island Council relating to costs associated with the commissioning of studies of the impact of the incident on various aspects of the Shetland economy, ie the seafood industry, tourism, transport, the environment and agriculture). The Committee noted that in the Director’s view the reports of the studies were fairly general in nature, did not include a level of detail which would support any particular claim, relied to a great extent on information available from other sources, and due to the timing of their publication, did little to clarify issues relating to compensation. The Committee shared the Director’s view that the claims for the costs of the studies should be rejected, since the studies did not contribute to the submission of admissible compensation claims.

Date: 01.12.1995
Category: Post-spill studies
Subject: Specific claims considered by the governing bodies