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Pharmaceutical factory explosion kills one, injures 17 in South Korea 04 October 2022

An explosion at a pharmaceutical plant in South Korea killed one person and injured 17 others on September 30. The incident happened at a factory operated by Hwail Pharmaceutical in Hwaesong, around 31 miles (50km) south of Seoul....

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IAEA projections for nuclear power growth increase for second year amid climate, energy security concerns 30 September 2022

For a second successive year, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revised up its annual projections of the potential growth of nuclear power during the coming decades, reflecting a shift in the global debate over energy and the environment amid growing concerns over energy security and climate change....

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Explosion injures seven at Korean petrochemical plant 01 September 2022

An explosion caused a fire to break out at the SK geo centric Company’s polymer plant in Ulsan, South Korea on August 31. The incident, which reportedly occurred after a chemical leak, injured seven people....

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CNOOC, Shell and ExxonMobil sign Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the potential for 10-million-ton CCUS project 27 July 2022

On June 27, CNOOC, Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Shell and ExxonMobil jointly signed the Daya Bay Area CCUS Cluster Research Project Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the potential for China's first large-scale CCS/CCUS cluster research project at sea....

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Water purification plant gas leak kills one, injures two 20 July 2022

A toxic gas leak at a water purification plant in South Korea killed one person and injured two others on July 20. The incident happened in the southeastern city of Daegu at the city operated Jukgok Water Purification Plant, Yonhap news agency reports....

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Former Fukushima executives ordered to pay £80 billion in fines 19 July 2022

A Tokyo district court ordered former executives of Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to pay 13 trillion yen (£80bn) in damages on July 13 for failing to prevent the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011. The court judged that the four defendants, including Tepco’s President at the time of the disaster, could have prevented the incident had they “exercised due care”....

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PetroChina's first water surface photovoltaic project connected to the grid in Daqing Oilfield 13 July 2022

Recently, PetroChina's first water surface photovoltaic project, Daqing Oilfield Spark Water Surface Photovoltaic Demonstration Project, was connected to the grid for power generation, which also marked the overall acceleration of PetroChina's new energy business development....

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China's largest oil and gas field adds new energy to its main business 27 June 2022

On June 17, PetroChina held a virtual conference detailing its corporate social responsibility (CSR) for its Changqing oil field, the first time the company has released a CPR report to the public. PetroChina said that “new energy” will become the main business focus of the Changqing field, China’s largest oil and gas field, as it looks to actively respond to climate change....

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South Korea’s LG Chem to build hydrogen plant 24 June 2022

South Korean chemical giant LG Chem has announced plans to produce hydrogen as a key component of its long-term 2050 Net Zero corporate sustainability goal. The company said it would establish a plant in the city of Daesan with the capacity to produce 50,000 tons of hydrogen annually by the second quarter in 2024....

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One person killed in fire at Sinopec refinery in China 21 June 2022

A fire at one of China’s largest refining and petrochemical plants killed one person on June 18. The incident happened at Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company’s plant in Shanghai and sent a thick column of black smoke across the city....

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