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Munitions depot explosion forces evacuation of 2,000 people in Russia 09 October 2020

Around 2,000 people were forced to evacuate from several villages in Russia’s Ryazan region after a grass fire reached a military facility and caused an explosion. The blast and resulting fire at the munitions depot south west of Moscow happened on October 7 and injured five people....

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Understanding the use of the UKCA Mark for UK markets 07 October 2020

Due to the UK leaving the EU, UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) is a new UK product marking regulation that will be used in place of the CE mark for goods being placed on the UK market....

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Size of global nuclear fleet reaches 30-year low, new report shows 06 October 2020

A new report has said the number of operating reactors in the world has dropped by nine over the past year and is now below the level reached in 1988. The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2020 published on September 25 says that as of mid-2020, there are 408 reactors operating, 30 units lower than the historic peak of 438 in 2002....

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First new UK deep coal mine in decades given green light for third time 06 October 2020

Cumbria County Council (CCC) has granted planning permission approval for a third time to West Cumbria Mining (WCM) to develop the Cumbrian Metallurgical Coal Project, the UK’s first new deep coal mine in 30 years. The mine, known as Woodhouse Colliery, will be located underground on a brownfield site, to the south west of Whitehaven in West Cumbria, UK....

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Texas chemical company and executives acquitted of charges stemming from 2017 Hurricane Harvey incident 02 October 2020

A judge acquitted the chemical company Arkema and one of its top executives on October 1, a verdict which ends all charges that were brought against the company and three of its managers. Judge Belinda Hill’s decision to find Arkema and former plant manager Leslie Comardelle not guilty followed her decision to dismiss another charge on September 30 against Arkema’s US Chief Executive Richard Rowe....

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The October issue of Hazardex is now available! 01 October 2020

The October issue of Hazardex can now be read online. The issue includes features on Automation & Robotics, Petrochemical, Intrinsic Safety, and Alarms....

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Explosion kills two at recently opened refinery in Thailand 30 September 2020

An explosion at an oil refinery in Thailand killed two people on September 29. The blast happened at the GRD Energy oil refinery, which is just under two months old, in Samut Sakhon on the outskirts of Bangkok....

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Hazardex 2021 Media & Event Information now available for download 30 September 2020

The 2021 Media & Event Information pack for Hazardex is now available to download. Find out more about the opportunities we offer through the magazine, PPTex Supplement, website, eNewsletter, and the annual Hazardex International Conference & Exhibition....

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Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers DEADLINE EXTENDED 30 September 2020

Share your knowledge and expertise with the industry's finest members.  The Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers is open and we are seeking submissions on a range of process safety-related topics. Submit an abstract now to share your knowledge and experiences with the most important peers and stakeholders of the global high hazard industry....

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Equinor’s Melkøya LNG plant closed after fire 29 September 2020

A fire at Equinor’s Melkøya plant, Europe’s only large-scale LNG plant, shut the facility down on September 28 shortly after it had reopened following four weeks of maintenance. There were no reports of injuries after all personnel not participating in the handling of the incident were evacuated....

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