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  • Three killed in Spanish firework factory explosion

    15 November 2018

    An explosion at a fireworks in Guadix near the southern Spanish city of Granada killed three of the six workers in the factory at the time. The other three were treated for smoke inhalation but were otherwise uninjured. The specific cause of the blast is not yet known, local authorities said....

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  • Consortium develops advanced pipeline leak detection system

    19 October 2018

    A European consortium is developing a new generation of small chemical sensors that use light and sound to detect gas leaks from pipelines. Fitted to an autonomous patrolling robot, the photo-acoustic gas sensors can be part of a wireless network that continuously monitors pipelines and instantly identifies petroleum, hydrogen sulphide and other toxic gases....

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  • Two injured as F-16 fighter explodes at Belgian airbase

    12 October 2018

    On October 11, Belgian news sources reported that two aircraft technicians were injured when an F-16 fighter exploded at Florennes airbase in Namur province. The incident took place as the aircraft stood parked at the end of a runway and two other aircraft standing nearby were slightly damaged. ...

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  • Explosion kills one, injures nine at Brod oil refinery in northern Bosnia

    10 October 2018

    A powerful explosion on October 9 at the oil refinery in Brod in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina killed one worker and injured another 9, authorities said. The explosion was followed by a significant fire that firefighters fought to contain. ...

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  • Italian winery suffers Prosecco explosion

    03 October 2018

    A video posted to Facebook in late September by an Italian producer of Prosecco shows 30,000 litres of the sparkling wine spilling out of a fermentation silo. The footage, from Enoteca Zanardo Giussano based in Conegliano in Italy’s northern Veneto region, shows fountains of wine gushing down the sides of the large tank and pooling around its base....

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German energy minister says Russian gas pipeline necessary to secure European energy supply 01 October 2018

Thomas Bareiss, Germany’s state secretary for energy, told an energy conference in London that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, from Russia to Germany, is important to secure German energy supplies into the future. He also told the Bloomberg NEF Future of Energy summit that Russia was a safe and reliable provider. US President Donald Trump earlier threatened companies working on the project with sanctions....

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Germany hosts first hydrogen-powered and electro-hybrid trains 21 September 2018

On September 16, trains equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity started running on a 100km stretch of track running between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude in Lower Saxony. The Coradia iLint, built by Alstom in Salzgitter, Germany, is a low-noise, zero-emission train with a top speed of 140 km/h....

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Shell announces methane emissions reduction target 19 September 2018

On September 17 Royal Dutch Shell plc announced a target to maintain methane emissions below 0.2% of its total oil and gas production by 2025, it said in a statement, joining BP, which last year set a similar goal. Exxon Mobil announced in May plans to reduce methane emissions by 15% by 2020....

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Belgian waste plant explosion kills one, raise questions over new Irish plant 18 September 2018

Belgian waster treatment company Indaver confirmed today that an accident occurred during the preparation of waste for treatment at its plant at Stabroek near Antwerp where liquid waste was being transferred from a tanker into a storage tank. The company said that one employee had been fatally injured and four others hospitalised with minor injuries after an explosion and fire at the site....

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Ten injured and hundreds evacuated in German oil refinery blast 03 September 2018

At least 10 people were injured, four of them severely, after an explosion and fire at an oil refinery in southern Germany on September 1. The blast at the Bayernoil complex caused a shockwave that broke window panes in nearby houses and buildings in the Bavarian town of Vohburg, near Ingolstadt....

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