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  • Switzerland confirms proposed location for £18 billion nuclear waste storage site

    15 September 2022

    On September 12, Switzerland’s National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (NAGRA) announced the favoured location for an £18.1 billion (20 billion Swiss franc) underground nuclear waste storage site. The location, an area north of Zurich near the border with Germany, was chosen due to its geology that would enable it to store nuclear waste for the next 200,000 years....

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  • Manufacturing defect, ineffective cathodic protection led to fatal 2019 pipeline explosion

    15 September 2022

    The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced on September 14 that the rupturing of a 30-inch natural gas pipeline owned by Enbridge Inc. and a subsequent fire caused the 2019 death of one person and the destruction of five homes near Danville, Kentucky....

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  • Hazardex in the Regions - Thank you!

    15 September 2022

    Thank you to all Sponsors, Attendees, Speakers, and Exhibitors who made all of our Hazardex in the Regions events such a success this year! We are already looking forward to seeing you all again at Hazardex Live! 2023 on 1st & 2nd March. Early bird delegate booking, call for papers, and awards nominations are now open!...

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  • Tata Steel invests £400,000 into Port Talbot plant to reduce emissions

    13 September 2022

    Tata Steel has installed a new high-tech gas enrichment station to its Port Talbot plant in south Wales to help reduce reliance on natural gas, lower emissions, and save millions of pounds each year. The investment comes a month after The Financial Times reported that Tata has threatened to shut down operations if the UK government does not agree to £1.5 billion of subsidies to help it reduce carbon emissions....

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  • Chemical plant fire injures 15 in Italy

    13 September 2022

    A fire at a solvent recovery and hazardous waste disposal company near Milan, Italy injured at least six people on September 7. Around 100 firefighters responded to the blaze which happened at a plant belonging to Nitrochimica....

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Oil rig explosion injures three workers 13 September 2022

An explosion on an oil rig in northwest North Dakota injured three workers on September 7. The incident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state regulators, and local officials....

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UK ends moratorium on fracking 13 September 2022

Newly-elected UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announced an end to the moratorium on shale gas drilling in England on September 8 as she unveiled her plans to limit energy bill rises. The ban on fracking was introduced in 2019. Truss has backed fracking as a way to help boost the UK’s domestic gas supplies, saying the “huge reserves” of shale gas would help the UK become a net energy exporter by 2040....

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Manufacturer cited for multiple safety violations after workers battle 13 fires in two years 13 September 2022

A US manufacturer based in Clayton, Ohio was cited by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on September 6 for exposing workers to fires and failing to train them on initial stage fire identification and use of fire extinguishers. The citation comes after safety investigators received a referral from a local fire department that responded to 13 fires at the car parts manufacturer in a two-year period....

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Pressure system shortfalls at two UK nuclear power stations 09 September 2022

The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has served improvement notices on EDF for contraventions of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (2000) (PSSR) at Hartlepool and Heysham 1 power stations. The enforcement action follows a targeted ONR inspection at Hartlepool in late June....

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Key Iranian refinery hit by explosion 09 September 2022

An explosion and fire broke out at a key refinery in Iran on September 2. The incident happened in the southwestern city of Abadan where one of the country’s oldest and largest refineries is located. According to state news, no one was injured in the incident at the refinery which produces around 25% of the country’s fuel....

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