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Study highlights new use for nuclear waste 13 January 2020

Researchers have found a new use for unused stockpiles of nuclear waste which they say may be more useful than previously thought. By transforming nuclear waste into a versatile compound, the chemistry researchers say the waste could be used as a new energy source as well as a way to create valuable commodity chemicals....

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Chemical factory blast in India kills eight 12 January 2020

Eight people were killed and six injured after an explosion at a factory in the Tarapur chemical zone in the state of Maharashtra, around 120km (74 miles) north of Mumbai. The blast on January 11 happened at the Ank Pharma plant during the testing of a new reactor....

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New report assesses risks posed by maritime batteries 10 January 2020

DNV GL has released a new report on battery safety in ships following a three-year collaboration with the Norwegian, Danish and US maritime authorities, battery manufacturers, system integrators, suppliers of fire extinguishing systems, shipyards and shipowners....

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23 dead and 150 wounded after gas explosion in Sudan 09 January 2020

23 people died and around 150 were injured after an explosion in Khartoum, Sudan on December 3. The blast occurred while a gas tanker lorry was transferring its load to an underground storage facility at the Sila ceramics factory....

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Removal of Fukushima nuclear fuel delayed by up to five years 07 January 2020

The Japanese government has announced that plans to remove spent nuclear fuel from two reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have been delayed by up to five years. The announcement on December 27 has increased doubts of whether the government is able to achieve its target of dismantling the complex within the next 30 to 40 years....

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Hazardex Awards 2020 - Nominees announced **VOTE NOW** 07 January 2020

A total of 20 nominations have been shortlisted across five categories for the Hazardex 2020 Awards, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector. The Winners will be announced at the Hazardex 2020 Conference and Exhibition Gala Awards dinner on February 26, 2020....

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US pipeline owner fined $30 million for 2018 explosion 07 January 2020

Energy Transfer Corp. has been fined $30.6 million after a landslide caused one of its pipelines to explode in September 2018. The Texas-based energy company signed an agreement with Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) which also allows Energy Transfer to resume its pursuit of environmental permits for its pipeline projects....

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Hazardex Awards 2020 – Best Customer Service Award Nominees 06 January 2020

5. Best Customer Service – A company or corporate division that has provided excellent customer service in the sector over the last two years....

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Hazardex Awards 2020 – Best User Application Award Nominees 06 January 2020

4. Best User Application – An application story highlighting the benefits of a product, system or service for use in hazardous areas....

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Hazardex Awards 2020 – PPTex Innovation Award Nominees 06 January 2020

3. PPTex Innovation – The best innovation in Personnel Protection Technologies (PPT) equipment incorporating electronic and technological systems that the user can wear, hold or use to improve safety within the process and high hazard industries....

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The role of supervisor coaching in preventing serious injuries and fatalities

Capable, respected, and influential supervisors are necessary for addressing behavioural lapses in safety processes....

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Fire protection at a new oil products storage facility in Ghana

The New Petroleum Products Storage and Distribution Terminal is spread across an area of more than 113,000 square metres in the port city of Tema near Accra in Ghana. Eight buildings on the site required the highest possible standard of fire protection....

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IECEx annual meeting 2019

At the end of September, the annual IECEx management meeting took place in Dubai, UAE. For me personally, it is always a pleasure to be in this breathtaking city....

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