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  • Five years after double fatality, tank cleaning contractor cited for same hazards that claimed another employee's life

    16 July 2024

    Federal investigators have cited a US tank cleaning company after it failed to ensure that atmospheric testing was done inside a tank before a 53-year-old employee entered and suffered fatal injuries. Qualawash Holdings has been cited for multiple federal safety standards, several of which are repeat violations after two other workers died in similar circumstances in November 2019....

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  • Increased fire risk during astronautic space missions

    16 July 2024

    A new study has shown that fires on planned exploration missions, such as a flight to Mars, could spread significantly faster than on the International Space Station (ISS). The research team from the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) at the University of Bremen has been conducting experiments on the propagation of fires in reduced gravity since 2016....

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  • Funding approval paves way for progress at BP’s Lingen green hydrogen project

    16 July 2024

    BP has been granted funding, provided jointly by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and Lower-Saxony Government, as part of the European IPCEI Hy2Infra wave for a green hydrogen project in Germany. The funding will help support the development of a 100MW green hydrogen project next to BP’s Lingen Refinery....

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  • Pinpointing coal plants to convert to nuclear energy

    15 July 2024

    A new study by University of Michigan researchers is providing valuable insights for policymakers and utilities to meet decarbonisation goals by ranking the feasibility of converting 245 operational coal power plants in the US into advanced nuclear reactors....

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  • New research says 94% think that UK Health & Safety legislation needs ‘overhauling’

    10 July 2024

    New research has found that more than nine in ten workers believe that the main piece of UK Health & Safety legislation should be overhauled, fifty years after it was first introduced. The figure calling for an overhaul rises to 97% amongst managerial staff, with the need for a ‘greater focus on mental health and wellbeing’ seen as the most important factor (82%) in a future rethink of health and safety, and also a key reason in 2024 that people feel safer in the workplace (50%)....

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Hazardex Awards 2025 -- Call for Nominations now OPEN! 09 July 2024

The nomination period for the industry's most prestigious accolades is now OPEN! Get your nominations in before 31 October to reward those that you think are most deserving of recognition - remember, nominating a company is completely FREE! There are four categories to nominate for with winners announced following a Gala Dinner at Hazardex Live 2025 on 26 February. Nominate now!...

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The July 2024 issue of Hazardex is out now! 05 July 2024

The July 2024 issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! This month's issue includes the latest industry news & developments, as well as some fantastic feature articles covering Functional Safety, Pipelines, Standards, Maintenance, and Rail. Read the issue now!...

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Explosives manufacturer fined £670,000 after worker dies 04 July 2024

A manufacturer of military explosives has been fined £670,000 after an employee was killed and another seriously injured in an explosion at a factory near Salisbury, UK. The two men were working on the production of MTV – an explosive substance used in military flares – at the premises of Chemring Countermeasures on 10 August 2018. They were cleaning a vessel used in the production and were removing residual explosive material in preparation for the next day’s shift....

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Global CCUS investment requires $196 billion through 2034, according to new report 04 July 2024

By 2034, global carbon capture capacity will reach 440 million metric tonne per annum (Mtpa) and storage capacity will reach 664 Mtpa, requiring $196 billion (£153.5bn) in total investment, according to a recent report from energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie....

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Annual review of UK bulk storage and energy infrastructure sector published 04 July 2024

The Tank Storage Association (TSA) has published its ninth Annual Review of the UK’s bulk storage and energy infrastructure sector. The publication provides a broad range of statistics and valuable insights on terminals, process safety, occupational health and safety as well as the industry’s contribution to the UK economy....

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