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  • NEW - Hazardex 2020 Event website launched

    12 November 2019

    The organisers of Hazardex 2020 Conference & Exhibition, co-located with PPTex, have announced the launch of the event website. This offers information for conference delegates, exhibition visitors, awards nominations and the current exhibitor list, as well as opening times and directions. Visit www.hazardex-event.co.uk  ...

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  • Israeli oil company to pay almost $30m in compensation for 2014 pipeline leak

    11 November 2019

    The state-owned Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Company (EAPC) will pay 100 million shekels ($28 million) in damages for a five million litre oil spill in December 2014. The settlement, agreed on November 7, was agreed with a group of plaintiffs, including the Nature and Parks Authority and Environmental Protection Ministry, and will go towards restoring the Evrona Nature Reserve which was damaged by the spill....

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  • Two injured after explosion in German mine

    08 November 2019

    An explosion in a mine in eastern Germany trapped 35 workers and injured two on November 8. The blast happened in Teutschenthal, southwest of Berlin and trapped the workers 700 metres (2,300 feet) underground....

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  • Fatal South African munitions plant explosion caused by faulty product, operator error and electrostatic build-up

    05 November 2019

    A year after an explosion killed eight employees at a munitions factory near Cape Town, an internal investigation has found that due process was not followed in ensuring the safety of materials....

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  • One dead, three injured in blast at Czech explosives plant

    05 November 2019

    One of the workers injured in the November 1 blast at the Explosia explosives manufacturing plant in Pardubice, Czech Republic, died of his injuries two days later. Three remaining employees are in critical condition in hospital, according to local media....

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US Keystone pipeline leaks for second time in two years 04 November 2019

The Keystone pipeline has been closed following a 9,000-barrel crude oil leak in North Dakota. It is the second significant leak from the pipeline in the past two years after a 5,000-barrel (818,000 litres) spill in South Dakota in November 2017....

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Two dead, one missing after blast on Russian oil tanker 04 November 2019

Two people were killed following an explosion on board a crude oil tanker off the coast of Nakhodka Bay in the far east of Russia near Vladivostock. One more person is still missing following the blast on November 2 which is thought to have been caused by a mixture of gas and air exploding....

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UK fracking halted as government withdraws support 04 November 2019

The UK government has imposed an indefinite suspension on fracking operations due to fears about earthquakes. The government announced the suspension on November 2 after a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said it was impossible to predict the probability or size of tremors caused by shale gas extraction....

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Indian nuclear power plant detects cyber attack 01 November 2019

The state-run Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) confirmed on October 30 that it had suffered a cyber attack. The hack occurred at the Kudankulam plant, the country’s newest nuclear power plant, in the state of Tamil Nadu in the south of the country....

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Coal mine explosion kills 1, injures 3 in Myanmar 01 November 2019

A coal mine explosion in northwestern Myanmar has killed one person and injured three others. The blast on October 31 happened in the Sagaing region of Myanmar and is thought to have been caused by methane gas....

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