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INEOS subsidiary launches clean hydrogen project to support decarbonisation in Norway 16 March 2021

INOVYN, a subsidiary of INEOS, has announced plans to build a new clean hydrogen supply hub at its chemical manufacturing site in Rafnes, Norway. The development will contribute towards the decarbonisation of INEOS’s operations and the wider transport sector....

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Asphalt tank explosion leaves six dead in Tunisia 16 March 2021

An explosion in an industrial area of Gabès, south east Tunisia killed six people on March 14. One person was also injured by the blast....

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UK HSE fines company after workers fall ill following exposure to chemical spill 12 March 2021

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has fined the fabrication division of Nasmyth Technologies Limited after four employees were exposed to hazardous substances that caused significant ill health and time off work in 2017....

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UK chemical company fined £560,000 after employee scalded by boiling water 08 March 2021

A chemical company has been fined £560,000 after an employee was scalded with boiling water while work was being undertaken to clean down part of a production plant in Grangemouth, Scotland in March 2016. CalaChem Limited pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work at Falkirk Sheriff Court....

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US Chemical Safety Board provides investigation update into fatal December 2020 blast 04 March 2021

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released an investigation update on the December 2020 explosion at a chemical plant in Belle, West Virginia which killed one worker and injured three others. The blast occurred in an industrial dryer unit while Optima Belle, the tenant at the plant, was performing a process to remove water from chlorinated dry bleach....

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Meat processing company fined £176,000 for ammonia leak 26 February 2021

A meat processing company in New Zealand has been fined $337,500 (£176,000) after an ammonia leak in February. The leak at the Silver Fern Farms plant in Hawera on the southwest coast of New Zealand’s North Island contaminated a local stream, killing scores of fish and eels....

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Ammonia leak at ice plant kills 2, leaves 90 sick in the Philippines 08 February 2021

An ammonia leak at an ice plant in the city of Navotas near Manila killed two people on February 3 and left 90 others inured or sick. The surrounding area was evacuated with hundreds of nearby residents transported away after employees fell ill at the TP Marcelo Ice Plant....

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Chemical leak injures seven at LG Display plant in South Korea 18 January 2021

A chemical leak at a factory in South Korea injured seven people on January 13. The incident happened at a plant belonging to LG Display in the city of Paju, 34 miles (55km) north of Seoul near the North Korea border....

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Great Britain starts own chemicals legislation: UK-REACH 07 January 2021

With the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU and the end of the transition period on December 31, 2020, the validity of EU Regulation No. 1907/2006 ("REACH") in Great Britain also ended. A corresponding British law will now come into force ("UK-REACH"). Companies that trade in chemicals across borders should quickly adapt to the new rules....

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China's energy and chemical industries to enter critical period of low-carbon transition 04 January 2021

Recently, the 2021 China Energy and Chemical Industry Development Report, sponsored by Sinopec Research Institute of Economics and Technology and co-organised by Wood Mackenzie Consulting, was released and a seminar was held in Beijing. Zhang Shaofeng, Chief Accountant of Sinopec Group, attended the press conference....

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