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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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Three injured in explosion at 3M plant in Minnesota 13 April 2018

Three people were injured on April 13 as a result of an explosion at 3M’s Hutchinson manufacturing site in southern Minnesota. Local media said one of those affected had serious injuries and the other two minor injuries. There was no fire, and no release of hazardous materials....

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Canadian company fined $218K for fatal 2014 explosion 12 April 2018

On October 25, 2014, an explosion of aluminum dust in a collector outside a Veolia Environmental Services facility in Sarnia, Ontario, was vented inside where it killed one worker and injured five others. Failure to get approval for changes the company made to the dust collector involved resulted in a $218,000 penalty for the company....

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Hazardex 2018: The Conference, Exhibition & Awards Review Video 12 April 2018

Each year, Hazardex the global source of current news, legislation, products & services for the high hazard industries, stages a two day event that brings together end users/operators, legislators, certifiers, trainers, consultants & suppliers to network and knowledge share. Here is a video review of 2018..... ...

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New Zealand government announces historic ban on all new offshore oil and gas exploration 12 April 2018

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on April 12 that her government would not grant any new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. The 22 existing permits would not be affected by the decision and any discoveries from firms holding these licenses could still lead to mining permits of up to 40 years, according to an emailed government statement....

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