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UK publishes new guidance for carbon storage industry 02 April 2024

The UK’s North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) has published two sets of guidance which will help the developing carbon storage industry prepare for first injection. Last year, the Government set out its vision for the carbon storage industry pledging up to £20billion investment and suggesting that it has the potential to store the carbon equivalent of taking 6 million cars off the road, and support 50,000 jobs, by 2050....

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ONR notifies Sellafield Ltd of intention to prosecute 28 March 2024

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has notified Sellafield Ltd that it will be prosecuted under the Nuclear Industries Security Regulations 2003. The charges relate to alleged information technology security offences during a four-year period between 2019 and early 2023....

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Company facing £81,000 fine following confined space fatality 26 March 2024

A US employer's failure to follow federal safety procedures left a 30-year-old worker suffering fatal asphyxiation as they tried to make repairs inside a water tank at a wellsite in Oklahoma City in September 2023, a federal investigation has found....

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Impact inspections at 13 mines in February 2024 identify 58 significant, substantial violations 26 March 2024

The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced it completed impact inspections at 13 mines in nine states in February 2024, identifying 207 violations. The agency began conducting impact inspections after an April 2010 explosion in West Virginia at the Upper Big Branch Mine killed 29 miners....

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US Department of Labor alleges pesticide manufacturer illegally terminated employee who filed safety complaint 26 March 2024

The US Department of Labor has filed a federal court complaint against a pesticide and agricultural chemical manufacturer in Georgia after the company allegedly terminated a worker's employment in retaliation for filing a safety and health complaint with the department....

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INEOS announces proposal to cease production of ethanol from Grangemouth site 25 March 2024

INEOS O&P UK has announced a proposal to close its ethanol plant at its site in Grangemouth at some point during the first quarter of 2025. The company will start consultations in Grangemouth with its employees and the Trade Union about this proposal....

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Fire on Perenco oil platform kills at least five 22 March 2024

Five people were killed after a fire broke out on a Perenco offshore oil platform off the coast of Gabon on 20 March. The Anglo-French oil company said an incident involving fire occurred at the Perenco Becuna platform at approximately 15:25 local time and that five people were confirmed to have died with another person missing....

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Coal mine explosion kills 12 in Pakistan 22 March 2024

An explosion in a coal mine killed 12 people in southwestern Pakistan on 19 March. The blast occurred after a build-up of methane gas within the mine, located in the country’s Balochistan region, local officials said....

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Biodiesel waste facility explosion injures one in US 22 March 2024

An explosion at a biodiesel waste facility in Ohio, US injured one person on 20 March. The incident happened at a facility operated by Glycerin Traders which specialises in the trading of various grades of glycerin, vegetable & animal fat, mixed alcohol, multiple types of feed ingredients, and most other recyclable, organic ingredients....

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Explosion at Tunisian gas depot injures 35 19 March 2024

A fire and explosion at a gas depot near the Tunisian capital injured 35 people on 14 March. The incident happened at a facility operated by the National Oil Distribution Company (AGIL) within the Bradas Petroleum Zone, southeast of Tunis. Four of the injured remain in a critical condition....

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