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Refinery explosion kills one, injures another in Russia 26 January 2021

An explosion and fire at the Ufaorgsintez oil refinery in central Russia killed one worker and injured another on January 25. Russian news sites report that two methane-hydrogen tanks exploded at the Rosneft operated refinery....

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Thermal power plant explosion kills three, injures three in Uzbekistan 21 January 2021

Three people were killed and three others were injured by an explosion at a thermal power plant in Uzbekistan on January 20. The blast happened at 11:42 local time in the fifth power unit of the Novo-Angren plant in the east of the country....

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Belarusian nuclear plant reopens after transformer explosions halt production 23 November 2020

Belarus’s new Astravets nuclear power plant has resumed operations after a series of transformer explosions halted production on November 8, just one day after President Alexander Lukashenko officially opened the country’s only nuclear power plant....

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Explosion at gas processing station kills two, injures eight in Ukraine 29 October 2020

Two people were killed and eight were injured in an explosion at a gas processing station near the city of Kharkiv in the east of Ukraine on October 28. The incident happened in the district of Derhachi, just north of Kharkiv....

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Criminal probe opened after explosion on Russian oil tanker kills three 28 October 2020

A criminal probe has been opened by Russian authorities after the remains of three sailors killed in an oil tanker explosion on October 24 were found. The search for the bodies had been called off after an unsuccessful search and rescue operation following the explosion on the tanker, the General Azi Aslanov, in the Sea of Azov....

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Munitions depot explosion forces evacuation of 2,000 people in Russia 09 October 2020

Around 2,000 people were forced to evacuate from several villages in Russia’s Ryazan region after a grass fire reached a military facility and caused an explosion. The blast and resulting fire at the munitions depot south west of Moscow happened on October 7 and injured five people....

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Russian mining giant disputes $2bn fine as second fuel leak occurs 13 July 2020

On July 6, Russian environmental agency Rosprirodnadzor asked mining giant Norilsk Nickel (Nornnickel) to pay around 148 billion roubles ($2 billion) in damages for its role in a 20,000-tonne diesel fuel leak from a power plant on May 29. Norilsk Nickel disputed the fine, saying that the environmental damage caused by the spill had been overestimated. Days later on July 12, another fuel leak occurred from a Nornnickel pipeline in Russia's Arctic region....

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Gas storage facility blast kills one, injures three in Russia 15 June 2020

An explosion at a liquefied gas storage facility in Kazan, southwest Russia killed one person and injured three others on June 13. Russian state news agency TASS said that the explosion happened at a Gazprom gas distribution facility. ...

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Russian army fires anti-tank artillery shells at oil well to extinguish fire 11 June 2020

Russia said it was able to stop a fire at a Siberian oil well on June 8 by firing anti-tank artillery shells at the wellhead. Officials called in the Russian army to help extinguish the blaze in the country’s Irkutsk region after an Irkutsk Oil Company well caught fire on May 30....

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Russia declares state of emergency after 20,000 tonne oil spill 04 June 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency on June 3 after 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel leaked from a power plant near the Siberian city of Norilsk on May 29. The accident took place at the Nadezhdinski Metallurgical Plant where a “considerable amount” of the spilled petrochemicals seeped into the Ambarnaya River, the Kremlin said. ...

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