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  • UK approves plans for country’s largest solar park

    02 June 2020

    The UK approved plans for the proposed £450 million ($554 million) Cleve Hill Solar Park Project on May 28 which could include one of the largest energy storage systems in the world. A 25-acre battery facility will be part of a 900-acre site near Faversham, southeast England which will include 880,000 solar panels generating 350 megawatts of power....

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  • Blowout causes “uncontrollable” leak from Indian rig for seventh day in a row

    02 June 2020

    Oil India Limited (OIL) has called for help from international experts after an oil well, which suffered a blowout on May 27, continued to leak “uncontrollably” for a seventh day. The leak from the rig in Baghjan, in the northeastern state of Assam, has so far forced the evacuation of around 2500 people and killed scores of fish and birds, as well as an endangered dolphin....

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  • Coal mine explosion kills four, injures three in India

    02 June 2020

    Four contractors were killed, and three others injured after an explosion in a coal mine on June 2 in south eastern India. The blast happened at a mine belonging to state-run Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) in Peddapalli, around 122 miles (197 kilometres) north of Hyderabad....

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  • Explosion at hydropower plant kills six in China

    01 June 2020

    Six workers were killed and five others injured after a suspected explosion at a hydropower plant in Yunnan Province, southwest China on May 29. The blast occurred as workers were dredging a ventilation tunnel at the Sinanjiang Hydropower Station....

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  • Factory explosion kills two workers in Turkey

    01 June 2020

    An explosion killed two workers at a textile factory in Istanbul on May 29. The blast occurred in Basaksehir district in the European side of the city....

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

The June issue of Hazardex can now be read online. The issue includes features on Markings, External Corrosion, and Communications....

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Two US chemical companies fined $1 million each for 2016 leak 28 May 2020

Two companies were fined $1 million each on May 27 after they pleaded guilty to violating clean air laws in relation to a 2016 chlorine gas leak in Atchison, Kansas. Harcros Chemicals and MGP Ingredients violated the Clean Air Act after they caused the gas leak which resulted in a large toxic cloud covering the city....

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US chemical manufacturer cited for 2019 explosion and fire which injured three 28 May 2020

The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited TPC Group LLC for exposing employees to workplace safety and health hazards after a fire and explosion at the Port Neches plant in November 2019. The company is facing fines totalling $514,692 for the blast which injured three workers at the plant in east Texas....

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Five utility workers injured after arc flash explosion in US 28 May 2020

Five utility company workers were injured on May 25 following an arc flash explosion in Kansas City, Kansas. The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities workers were restoring services underground when a switch they were operating failed....

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EDF submits planning application for Sizewell C nuclear power plant 27 May 2020

EDF said on May 27 that it had submitted a development consent order (DCO) to the UK’s Planning Inspectorate after the process was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic in March. If plans are approved, Sizewell C will power around 6 millions homes and create around 25,000 jobs during construction....

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