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  • 11 miners rescued two weeks after gold mine explosion, 10 others found dead

    25 January 2021

    Rescuers lifted 11 miners to safety on January 24 after a gold mine explosion trapped 22 people in east China's Shandong province on January 10. After finding the 11 men, rescuers gained access to another part of the mine on January 25 but found the bodies of nine miners, taking the death toll up to 10. One miner remains unaccounted for....

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  • Thermal power plant explosion kills three, injures three in Uzbekistan

    21 January 2021

    Three people were killed and three others were injured by an explosion at a thermal power plant in Uzbekistan on January 20. The blast happened at 11:42 local time in the fifth power unit of the Novo-Angren plant in the east of the country....

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  • New shale gas field project completed to ease China's rapidly growing natural gas demand

    20 January 2021

    At the end of 2020, the Weirong Shale Gas Field Phase I of Sinopec Southwest Oil & Gas Branch was fully completed. At present, the gas field produces 3.5 million cubic meters of gas per day, which can meet the daily gas consumption of about 7 million households and contributes an important force to the winter natural gas supply....

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  • £12M UK-Japan robotics deal for fusion energy and nuclear decommissioning research

    20 January 2021

    Britain and Japan have signed a research and technology deployment collaboration to help automate nuclear decommissioning and aspects of fusion energy production. The alliance will see new robotics and automation techniques applied to both fusion research and to decommissioning nuclear facilities in Japan and the UK....

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  • US President-elect Biden to cancel Keystone XL permit, reports say

    19 January 2021

    Several news outlets report that one of the first actions of US President-elect Joe Biden following his inauguration on January 20 will be to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline project. Reuters news agency, among others, reports that Biden is likely to cancel the $8 billion project over concerns about fossil fuels contributing to climate change....

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Explosion kills one, injures seven at automotive factory in China 19 January 2021

A blast in a factory workshop killed one person and injured seven others on January 14 near Tianjin in north China. The cause of the explosion, which happened at a workshop belonging to Tianjin Jc Auto Parts, remains unknown and is under investigation....

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Chemical leak injures seven at LG Display plant in South Korea 18 January 2021

A chemical leak at a factory in South Korea injured seven people on January 13. The incident happened at a plant belonging to LG Display in the city of Paju, 34 miles (55km) north of Seoul near the North Korea border....

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Two workers die in incident aboard FPSO offshore Ivory Coast 15 January 2021

Two people died in an incident onboard an FPSO on January 14, the owner of the production vessel has said. BW Offshore said in a statement that an incident occurred while work was being performed in a cargo tank onboard the FPSO Espoir Ivoirien operating on the Espoir field offshore the Ivory Coast....

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Explosion kills one, injures one at explosives manufacturer in Poland 15 January 2021

An explosion at an explosives manufacturing facility in southern Poland killed one person and injured another on January 14. The blast happened in the town of Bierun at a factory belonging to Nitroerg, a manufacturer of explosives and initiation systems....

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New report addresses risks posed to emergency responders from Lithium-ion battery fires 14 January 2021

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued four safety recommendations based on findings contained in Safety Report 20/01 which documents the agency’s investigation of four electric vehicle fires involving high-voltage, lithium-ion battery fires....

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