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  • £3 million nuclear robotics contract is first tranche in LongOps UK-Japan deal

    20 April 2021

    The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has awarded Veolia Nuclear Solutions (UK) and Wälischmiller Engineering GmbH separate contracts totalling £3 million to supply robotic manipulator arms to its RACE research facility. The £3M contract stems from the £12M UK-Japanese robotics deal for fusion energy and nuclear decommissioning research, called "LongOps", announced in January this year....

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  • Pemex refinery explosion injures seven

    20 April 2021

    An explosion at a Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) oil refinery in the city of Minatitlan, eastern Mexico injured seven people on April 7. The incident is reported to have occurred in a transfer pump house....

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  • Explosion rocks Chilean city after incident at explosives factory

    19 April 2021

    The city of Calama in the north of Chile was rocked by a large explosion on April 16. The incident happened at a storage warehouse belonging to Enaex, a manufacturer of explosives for the mining industry....

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  • Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers - FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION - submit paper by April 23

    19 April 2021

    The Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers deadline has been extended one FINAL time until April 23. Time is running out for the chance to present at the high hazard industry's most prolific event, so submit a paper today!...

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  • Medical marijuana company fined $142,000 for October 2020 explosion

    15 April 2021

    A producer of medical marijuana has been fined $142,000 (£102,000) in relation to an explosion that injured two people at a facility in Santa Fe, US in October 2020. The New Mexico Environment Department fined New MexiCann Natural Medicine on April 14 for six worker safety violations, including failing to implement controls for flammable vapours and ignition sources, and unsafe handling of hazardous chemicals....

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ScottishPower announces plans for UK’s largest electrolyser as part of green hydrogen plant 14 April 2021

On April 12, ScottishPower announced that it had submitted a planning application to deliver the UK’s largest electrolyser. The 20MW electrolyser will be the key component of a green hydrogen facility located close to ScottishPower’s Whitelee windfarm. The planning application also includes proposals for a combined solar, up to 40MW, and battery energy storage scheme, up to 50MW, to help power the electrolyser....

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Sinopec's first green bond issuance 14 April 2021

On April 2, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation successfully issued a "green bond" for the first time. The equity-funded carbon neutral bond issuance scale is 1.1 billion yuan (£122m) and the issuance period is 3 years. The raised funds will be used in the company's green projects such as photovoltaics, wind power, and geothermal. This is also the first carbon neutral bond issued by a domestic oil and gas company in China....

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Hazardex 2021: next two papers announced, time running out to submit a paper 13 April 2021

We are delighted to announce the addition of two prestigious speakers to the already stellar line-up of presenters due to take part in the Hazardex 2021 Conference & Exhibition in Harrogate, UK on October 6 & 7. Sarabjit Purewal from the UK Health & Safety Executive and Dr. Alexander Zologin, General Director of NANIO CCVE, will be sharing their knowledge and experiences so book your place now!...

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Paint factory explosion kills one and injures eight in US, causes $1m in damage 12 April 2021

An explosion at a paint plant in Columbus, Ohio on April 8 killed one person and injured eight others, including two critically. The blast happened at a facility belonging to the Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corp., a family-owned coatings manufacturer....

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EDF Energy could bring Dungeness B nuclear plant’s decommissioning date forward 09 April 2021

EDF Energy announced on April 8 that it was exploring a range of options in relation to its Dungeness B nuclear plant in Kent, south east England. One of the options is to bring forward the plant’s decommissioning date of 2028 as it continues to suffer from technical challenges that continue to make its future both difficult and uncertain, EDF said....

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