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Lithium-ion battery explosion leads to fire on oil tanker 14 November 2023

The thermal runaway of a cell within a handheld radio’s lithium-ion battery led to a fire on an oil tanker last year while docked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on 9 November. The fire resulted in $3 million (£2.4m) in damage to the vessel....

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New report addresses risks posed to emergency responders from Lithium-ion battery fires 14 January 2021

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued four safety recommendations based on findings contained in Safety Report 20/01 which documents the agency’s investigation of four electric vehicle fires involving high-voltage, lithium-ion battery fires....

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US safety board says West Virginia pipeline explosion due to corrosion, lack of inspection 11 March 2014

A National Transportation Safety Board report published on March 10 concludes that the December 2012 pipeline explosion at Sissonville, West Virginia, was likely the result of corrosion and the fact that the pipeline had not been inspected in nearly 25 years. No one was injured in the huge explosion, but the NTSB said “the potential for tragedy was clearly there.”...

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US Senate debates country’s pipeline problems 31 January 2013

The US Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation relocated to Charleston, West Virginia, on January 28 for hearings on issues affecting the country’s pipeline network. This follows the December 2012 natural gas transmission pipeline explosion at Sissonville, West Virginia, which destroyed several homes and a section of interstate highway. ...

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NTSB cites company oversight in fatal pipeline rupture 31 August 2011

The five-member National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has cited a Californian utility operator's ‘lax’ approach to pipeline safety as well as the inadequate oversight of two government agencies as the probable cause of what is being called the most devastating pipeline accident in a decade when a natural gas transmission pipeline ruptured in a residential neighbourhood, killing eight people....