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  • Ukraine to develop Chernobyl exclusion zone as massive solar park

    08 December 2017

    The first solar project at Chernobyl is expected to be commissioned this month, an initial move in ambitious plans by the developers to invest €100 million ($119 million) in solar energy-gathering infrastructure in the radioactive exclusion zone, abandoned since the meltdown of the No.4 reactor at the Ukrainian nuclear power station in 1986....

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  • Two killed by oil tank explosion in Peru

    08 December 2017

    On December 6, Petroperu reported that an explosion in a crude oil tank at Station No. 8 on the Nor Peruano Pipeline, located in the province of Jaén, Cajamarca, left two people dead. The deceased were workers employed by a maintenance contractor and a third worker suffered first and second degree burns, Petroperu said....

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  • Three injured in Arkansas chemical plant blast

    08 December 2017

    An explosion at the United Initiators plant in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, injured three people, according to the local fire department. The company, which makes peroxide at the site, released a statement saying that a decomposition involving benzoyl peroxide occurred, injuring the workers. Production has stopped and an investigation is under way....

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  • HSE accepts Crown Censure for “deeply disappointing” Buxton laboratory injury

    07 December 2017

    The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has accepted a Crown Censure after a worker at its laboratory was injured when conducting an experiment at a testing facility. On 4 October 2016 a worker at HSE’s Laboratory in Buxton suffered serious burns while setting up an experimental hydrogen test rig. He has since returned to work....

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  • Hazardex 2018 Conference programme now available - time limited early bird delegate offers, book your places now

    06 December 2017

    The Hazardex 2018 Conference will take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, on February 28 and March 1. In addition to the expected hazardous area operational safety content, the focus for this edition will be Cybersecurity, IIoT and Industry 4.0, with a keynote from senior HSE and National Cybersecurity Centre figures. Other areas covered include Incident & Risk Management, Safety Culture, Functional Safety and Certification & Regu...

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Farmers killed in Illinois gas pipeline explosion 06 December 2017

Two farmers were killed and two injured, one critically, after they ruptured a natural gas pipeline while laying drainage pipes in a field near the town of Dixon, Illinois, on December 5. The pipeline is owned by Kinder Morgan and its subsidiary Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America, and representatives arrived to investigate the incident after the resulting blaze was put out by the local fire department....

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Canada remembers Great Halifax Explosion on 100th anniversary of largest blast of pre-atomic era 05 December 2017

On December 6th, 1917, the French cargo ship SS Mont-Blanc, having left New York loaded with explosives destined for the Allied war effort in Europe, collided with the New York-bound Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the harbour at Halifax, Nova Scotia. The resulting fire set off an explosion that flattened large parts of the city, killed at least 2,000 and injured a further 9,000....

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US Court rules in favour of tribes over oil-spill response plan for Dakota Access Pipeline 05 December 2017

On December 4, a federal judge ordered pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners LP to coordinate with local tribes and the Army Corps of Engineers to create an oil-spill response plan for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP) by next April. The 1,170-mile (1,900-km) North Dakota-to-Illinois pipeline has been in operation since June....

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Explosion at Japanese chemical plant kills one, injures 11 01 December 2017

At least one worker was killed and 11 others injured in an explosion and fire on December 1 in the city of Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, 100 km east of Tokyo. Residents living within 100 metres of the plant were ordered to evacuate as 17 fire engines and nearly 60 firefighters tackled the blaze....

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Hose company faces legal action over explosion at Minnesota truck company 30 November 2017

Swagelok Co., an Ohio-based company that assembles and sells hoses and fittings, has been named in a series of lawsuits filed by representatives of five employees who were seriously injured in an explosion at the McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing plant in Dodge Center, Minnesota, on January 11....

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