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Explosion injures seven at Korean petrochemical plant 01 September 2022

An explosion caused a fire to break out at the SK geo centric Company’s polymer plant in Ulsan, South Korea on August 31. The incident, which reportedly occurred after a chemical leak, injured seven people....

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Steam release injures four at US paper mill 01 September 2022

Four people were injured, one critically, after an incident involving a steam release occurred at a paper mill in North Carolina, US on August 25. The incident happened at the WestRock mill in the city of Roanoke Rapids....

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Hazardex Awards 2023 – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN! 31 August 2022

Hazardex Live! 2023 is taking place on 1st & 2nd March 2023 at the Hilton Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK and will once again feature the industry’s most prestigious awards evening. The Hazardex Awards 2023 will include six categories for which nominations are now open!...

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Two Russian-built nuclear reactors given green light in Hungary 30 August 2022

Hungary has approved the construction of two new 1,200MW nuclear reactors as part of its plans to expand the Paks nuclear power plant which currently generates 40% of the country’s energy needs. The new reactors, which will be built by Russian nuclear company Rosatom, will double the plant’s capacity....

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Closure of UK coal plant to be delayed to prevent blackouts 30 August 2022

The closure of the Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station in Nottinghamshire, UK is set to be delayed as part of the government’s efforts to prevent electricity blackouts this winter. The National Grid’s Electricity System Operator (ESO) is nearing an agreement with operator Uniper to keep operations at the site online....

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Gas plant explosion injures five in Thailand 30 August 2022

An explosion at a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plant near Bangkok, Thailand injured five people on August 30. The incident happened in the early hours of the morning and left three workers in serious conditions with severe burns....

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Chemical leak at waste disposal plant kills one, injures four in US 30 August 2022

A chemical release at a facility owned by hazardous waste specialist US Ecology killed one person and injured four workers on August 22. The incident happened in Canton Township, Ohio and involved the release of hydrogen sulphide....

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Poor bridge resource management and charting error led to the striking of an oil and gas production platform 30 August 2022

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has said that poor bridge resource management and a charting error led to a bulk carrier striking an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico in January 2021....

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CCUS planned capacity nearing 1 billion tonnes per annum 26 August 2022

The planned global carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) capacity pipeline has reached 905 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), with more than 50 new projects announced this quarter, energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie has said....

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Explosion injures two at oil recycling plant 23 August 2022

An explosion at an oil recovery and recycling company injured two people in New Mexico, US on August 19. The incident happened at a facility belonging to Mesa Oil in the town of Belen, around 40 miles (64km) south of Albuquerque....

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