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France's EDF now says new-generation Flamanville reactor will cost four times original estimate 09 October 2019

French state-controlled utility EDF raised by 1.5 billion euros ($1.6 billion) the costs estimated for the long-delayed Flamanville nuclear plant it is building in northern France....

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South Sudan oil pipeline leak affects wide area 09 October 2019

A report by VOA News from South Sudan quoting a local government official claimed an oil leak from a ruptured pipeline had had a serious impact on the surrounding population and environment....

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Cement factory blast kills one, injures 20 in Laos 08 October 2019

An explosion as a result of rock blasting at a Chinese cement factory in Laos has killed one person and injured around 20 others. Houses and vehicles were also damaged in the explosion which happened on October 5 in Luang Prabang province in northern Laos....

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Explosion injures two on offshore supply ship 07 October 2019

An explosion on an offshore platform supply ship has injured two people in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast on October 6 started a fire on the Isla Ciari which was moored at the Akal C-8 platform, just offshore from Ciudad del Carmen in the south of Mexico....

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NOMINATIONS OPEN Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence 06 October 2019

The Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition in Harrogate, UK, on 26 & 27 February 2020 will feature a hazardous area and process safety awards programme to highlight examples of excellence across the sector. Categories open for nomination are Contribution to Safety, Contribution to the Environment, Technical Innovation, Best User Application and Best Customer Service....

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Steel company fined £1.8m for 2015 explosion that killed two 04 October 2019

Celsa Steel has been fined £1.8 million after an explosion at its Cardiff plant killed two workers in November 2015. The company pleaded guilty to failing to make suitable and sufficient assessment of risks under the Health and Safety at Work Act....

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Hazardex & PPTex 2020 Conference - Papers now released 04 October 2019

The Hazardex 2020 Conference to be held on February 26 & 27 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK. Papers now released, click here to view in detail ...

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INEOS cites safety and environmental costs as reasons for potential closure of UK plant 03 October 2019

On October 3, UK-based chemicals giant INEOS announced its intention to consult with employees on the proposed closure of its acrylonitrile manufacturing plant at Seal Sands on Teesside in north-east England....

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Chevron fined $2.7m for multiple leaks in California 03 October 2019

US regulators fined Chevron $2.7 million on October 2 for illegally allowing uncontrolled oil spills at the Cymric Oil Field in Kern County, California. The spills occurred between May and July earlier this year when around 32,000 barrels of oil and water were released covering almost an acre of dry stream bed....

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US Administration issues new pipeline safety rules 03 October 2019

The US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has adopted three new rules that will strengthen the safety of more than 500,000 miles of onshore gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines throughout the US.  ...

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