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Japan could dump radioactive water from Fukushima into ocean 11 September 2019

On September 10, Japan’s Energy Minister said storage facilities for radioactive water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant would be full by 2022. As a result, he said, future contaminated water might have to be dumped in the Pacific Ocean....

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Dutch government to end Groningen gas production eight years earlier than planned 10 September 2019

Gas production at the Groningen field in the Netherlands will be halted entirely by 2022, eight years earlier than initially planned by the Dutch government, broadcaster NOS reported on September 10. Citing anonymous government sources, NOS said production would be capped below 12 billion cubic metres (bcm) in the 12 months through October 2020. The government had previously set a production cap for the period at 15.9 bcm. ...

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Equinor to clean up Bahamas terminal oil spill following hurricane 10 September 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor has said it will tackle an oil spill from its South Riding Point oil terminal on the Bahamian island of Grand Bahama after tanks on the site were damaged by Hurricane Dorian. Images on social media showed leaks down one of the three tanks on the site and on the ground nearby....

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German village festival explosion kills one, injures 14 10 September 2019

One woman died from severe burns sustained during a frying pan explosion that also injured 14 at a village festival in Freudenberg, western Germany, on September 7. Five people are in a critical condition, four from burns and one who suffered a heart attack, according to local police....

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Indian firecracker factory explosion kills 22 05 September 2019

The death toll in a blast at a firecracker factory on September 4 has been put at 22 by local officials, with 20 others injured at Batala in the Gurdaspur district of India's northern state of Punjab. ...

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Explosion and fire at ONGC gas plant near Mumbai kill four 05 September 2019

An Indian Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) gas processing plant in Uran, near Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra state, was hit by an explosion and huge fire on September 3 that killed the plant production supervisor and three security staff....

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California dive boat fire kills at least 25 05 September 2019

The bodies of 25 people have been found after a commercial dive boat caught fire off the Californian coast on September 2. The Conception had been anchored near Santa Cruz Island, about 145km off the coast of Santa Barbara, when the fire broke out....

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Mossmorran chemical plant shut down until November 02 September 2019

ExxonMobil’s Mossmorran chemical plant in Fife, Scotland has been shut down until at least November after its temporary closure on August 12. The plant’s manager, Jacob McAlister, said that the extension of the temporary closure is to make the plant “more reliable” and that it will reopen "at some point during the fourth quarter of the year"....

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UK shale gas reserves at least 80% smaller than thought 02 September 2019

Over the past decade, the UK has tentatively begun to exploit its reserves of shale gas through a process best known as “fracking”. But according to our new research, UK shale gas reserves are substantially lower than previously thought – in fact, the amount of shale gas available may be just one sixth of the current official estimate....

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13 killed in Indian chemical factory explosion 02 September 2019

An explosion at a chemical factory in India has killed 13 people and injured up to 70 others. The explosion happened on August 31 near Dhule in Maharashtra state. Local media reported that a series of explosions occurred at the factory where around 100 employees were thought to have been working....

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