THE COST OF FMD
By Nick Green, Cumbria. 7th July 2002.
1. The three most heavily involved companies in the FMD fiasco in Cumbria
"earned"£77 Million pounds of taxpayers' money for their efforts
2. Snowie, Scottish haulage company and Blair devotee, received
£38.4 Million pounds, Carillion, £21.1 Million and Cumbria Waste Management,
3. Cost, so far of the Gt. Orton landfill sight, where around 2
million animals were buried, £35.1 Million. DEFRA paid £6,000 per acre for
Costs at Gt. Orton and other landfill sights in the country are
continuing to escalate daily.
4. 33 allegations of fraud have been investigated by DEFRA throughout the
country. Presumably DEFRA will not investigate themselves ..
5. Total amount paid in compensation to the Tourist Industry and other hard
hit sectors including farms who kept their stock but were hit by
6. For interest, Snowie has around 15 other related companies including
Northern Yacht Charter ( Lovely luxurious Motor Launch for Hire!) and Ballearic
Yacht Charter! One "Company" phone number turned out to be.......a burger
Some did very nicely, thank you