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  • UK company fined after DSEAR failures badly injure worker

    23 April 2018

    A company specialising in spray foam insulation services has been fined after an inexperienced worker suffered severe burns while attempting to refuel petrol powered equipment. Greenseal Insulation Ltd of Birmingham pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6 of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002 and was fined £40,000 with costs of £11,779....

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  • Europe's largest bank announces ban on unsustainable energy investments

    23 April 2018

    London-based HSBC, whose global assets total more than $2 trillion, announced on April 20 that it will no longer finance new coal-fired power plants (with a few targeted exceptions), Arctic drilling or new oilsands projects, including pipelines....

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  • Three dead, dozens injured in Chile hospital blast

    23 April 2018

    At least three people have died and around 50 injured in a gas explosion at a hospital in the Chilean city of Concepción, the local chief of police told media on April 21. Mayor Alvaro Ortiz said there had been a gas leak in the Clinica Sanatorio Aleman, which was evacuated while a gas company investigated the leak reports. Doctors and patients were coming back into the building when the blast took place. ...

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  • Valero Texas City refinery hit by explosion, fire

    20 April 2018

    An explosion on April 19 at Valero Energy Corp's Texas City refinery caused no injuries but the resulting fire left a pall of thick smoke over the area, which is 45 miles south of Houston. The blast took place in the plant’s depropanizer tower, which isolates propane from heavier hydrocarbon components....

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  • Southwest Airlines B737 engine explosion linked to fan blade fatigue

    19 April 2018

    An engine explosion on a Boeing 737 flying from New York to Dallas on April 17 killed a passenger when shrapnel from the blast penetrated the fuselage. Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, with 149 people on board, was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia....

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Confirmed exhibitors and sponsors at the Hazardex 2019 Conference & Exhibition 19 April 2018

The Hazardex 2019 Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, on February 27th & 28th. The event will be sponsored by CSA Group and PR Electronics and as of April 16, 2018, more than 20 companies (listed below) have confirmed they will be attending. Spaces are limited, so get in touch soon if you wish to take a stand at the only European specialist hazardous area operations event....

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A look forward to the Hazardex 2019 Conference, Exhibition & Awards ceremony 16 April 2018

The 2019 Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, on February 27th & 28th. The exhibition stands and packages are now on sale, with a number of exhibitors already signing up for next year's event. ...

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Italian oil major to invest in nuclear fusion research 16 April 2018

Italian energy group Eni has signed agreements with Commonwealth Fusion Systems LLC and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the industrial development of nuclear fusion power generation technology. Eni will support CFS to develop the first commercial power plant producing energy by fusion and will take an equity stake in the company....

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Canadian Government ready to offer aid to ensure Trans Mountain pipeline capacity is expanded 16 April 2018

On April 15, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government has the authority to ensure the new Trans Mountain oil pipeline is built and will take the financial and legislative actions needed to make it happen. This follows pipeline operator Kinder Morgan saying it would pull out of the project unless it received concrete assurances before May 31 that the expanded line would get built....

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French nuclear watchdog calls discovery of new weld defects at Flamanville “serious”. 13 April 2018

The President of the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), Pierre-Franck Chevet, told a Senate committee that new defects unearthed on April 10 at the Flamanville nuclear power station being built on the Normandy coast were “serious”. This follows the latest discovery of faulty welds in critical pipework at the plant....

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