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Japan’s ALPS treated water release progressing as planned, IAEA says 29 April 2024

The discharge of treated water from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) is progressing in accordance with the Implementation Plan approved by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), the Task Force set up by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed....

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EDF complies with Heysham 1 improvement notice 29 April 2024

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has confirmed that EDF Energy Nuclear Generation has complied with an improvement notice that the regulator issued following an incident in December 2023 at the Heysham 1 Power Station in Lancashire....

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Oman and TotalEnergies sign LNG supply deal 29 April 2024

Oman LNG has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with TotalEnergies to supply 800,000 metric tons per year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for ten years from 2025. At the same time, the energy major also announced a Final Investment Decision (FID) of the Marsa LNG project, which will see 150 million cubic feet of natural gas per day coming from the Mabrouk North-East field....

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Chemical plant explosion kills two in China 26 April 2024

Two people were killed and four others injured after a chemical plant in northwest China was hit by an explosion on 18 April. The incident happened at a facility operated by chemical manufacturer Ningxia Baofeng Energy....

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Investigation underway following explosion at BAE Systems site in Wales 26 April 2024

BAE Systems has said it is investigating an explosion that happened at its site in Monmouthshire, south Wales on 17 April. The blast happened at the company’s Glascoed munitions manufacturing plant where around 550 people work....

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Explosion and ammonia leak injures 160 people in Thailand 23 April 2024

An explosion that resulted in an ammonia leak left 160 people with injuries on 18 April in Chon Buri province, eastern Thailand. The incident at an ice manufacturing factory caused a cloud of ammonia to spread beyond the site, affecting people within a one-kilometre radius....

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Northwest Europe’s hydrogen targets require a rapid scaling up of investment and policy support, report says 23 April 2024

Northwest Europe is at the forefront of low-emissions hydrogen development – though meeting the targets that countries in the region have set for 2030 will require further efforts from policy makers on a tight timeline, according to the latest edition of the IEA’s ‘Northwest European Hydrogen Monitor’....

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Gas leak forces evacuation of Europe's only large-scale LNG plant 23 April 2024

Equinor’s Hammerfest LNG plant in northern Norway was evacuated on 23 April due to a gas leak that occurred during maintenance, the company said. Production at the facility was halted after the leak was discovered while all 54 people who were at the plant at the time were accounted for....

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Urenco UK issued with improvement notice for transport shortfalls 18 April 2024

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has served an improvement notice on Urenco UK (UUK) after shortfalls were identified in compliance with transport regulations. ONR issued the enforcement action after carrying out inspections related to a request from UUK to validate a package design used for the transport of enriched uranium....

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Company fined after HSE inspection finds wood dust failures 18 April 2024

A company has been fined after an inspection by Britain’s workplace regulator found workers were being exposed to excessive levels of wood dust. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited Target Furniture Limited’s workshop in Northampton on 26 May 2022 and found significant amounts of wood dust around the site and unsafe machinery, requiring Prohibition Notices to be issued....

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Hazardex Live 2024 Review

The leading process safety and high hazard industry event, Hazardex Live, returned to the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate on 28-29 February 2024 for what was one our most successful events to date. The renowned event comprised two days of topical discussions & learning in the Conference, the industry's latest products & services on display in the Exhibition, and the Hazardex Awards 2024 ceremony which took place during a well-attended Gala Dinner....

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IoT plus satellite delivers ubiquitous safety for hazardous gases in transit

It's clear that when petrochemical companies ship explosive products in rail tank cars and tank containers, it's essential that they always know the location of these assets, especially so if they travel long distances on their way to distribution partners and customers....

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60079-14 update for Ex Professionals

In this article, CompEx Certifications Technical Development Manager Alan Montgomery shares his thoughts on the recent updates to the publication dates for IEC 60079-14 and BS EN 60079-14 standards....

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