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China announces campaign to tackle oil refinery and chemical plant emissions 19 May 2020

China has announced a campaign to cut toxic emissions from July as part of its efforts to reduce ground ozone pollution. The campaign will focus on reducing emissions from several industries including oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, and packaging....

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Explosion hits Russian research facility harbouring smallpox virus 17 September 2019

An explosion on September 16 caused a fire at the Vector Institute, a biological research facility in Siberia known for being one of the two sites in the world housing samples of live smallpox virus. ...

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13 killed in Indian chemical factory explosion 02 September 2019

An explosion at a chemical factory in India has killed 13 people and injured up to 70 others. The explosion happened on August 31 near Dhule in Maharashtra state. Local media reported that a series of explosions occurred at the factory where around 100 employees were thought to have been working....

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Biotech plant explosion in China kills six 28 June 2019

Six people were killed in an explosion at a biotech plant in central China on June 26. The explosion took place at Xumei Biotech in Weishi, Henan Province, according to the Xinhua news agency. Five others were injured, one critically, the agency added....

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India chemical plant leak injures at least 21 23 April 2019

At least 21 workers were hospitalised, one with severe burn injuries, after a chemical leak from a tank inside a plant at Nira-Nimbut near Pune in Maharashtra, according to police sources reported by the Times of India. Police said chemicals overflowed from the tank and the plant authorities immediately shut the valve and contained the leak. ...

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