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Three steelworkers hospitalised after explosion in US 02 August 2022

Three employees were rushed to hospital after an explosion occurred at TimkenSteel’s Faircrest Plant in Perry Township, Ohio on July 27. The incident comes just one month after TimkenSteel was placed on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Severe Violator Enforcement Program, a targeted inspection programme that focuses on employers that have wilfully and repeatedly exposed workers to hazards....

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The August 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available! 01 August 2022

The August 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! The issue includes features on Offshore Oil & Gas, Motors & Drives, and Chemicals, as well as PPTEx Supplement #17 with articles on Gas Detection and Wearable Sensors. Read it now!...

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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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Hazardex in the Regions: London area takes place on September 14 - Register for FREE now! 27 July 2022

Hazardex in the Regions is coming to Dartford on September 14. Attendance is FREE, so register now and join us from 09:00-15:30 to hear from quality speakers and meet with a range of hazardous area exhibitors. Hot drinks & food are included, so there is such a thing as a free lunch...! Register for FREE now!...

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Shell to invest in Jackdaw gas field in the UK North Sea 26 July 2022

Shell has taken the final investment decision (FID) to develop the Jackdaw gas field in the UK North Sea, following regulatory approval earlier this year. Jackdaw will comprise a wellhead platform that is not permanently attended, along with subsea infrastructure which will tie back to Shell’s existing Shearwater gas hub....

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Explosion in chemical research lab kills one, injures three in Canada 26 July 2022

One person died and three others were injured on July 22 after an explosion occurred in a chemical lab near Montreal, Canada. The incident happened at a research centre in the Montreal suburb of Dorval at around 11:30 local time....

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Sizewell C nuclear plant given green light by UK government 20 July 2022

The Sizewell C nuclear plant project application was granted development consent by the UK government on July 20. The application involves the construction of a new nuclear power station producing reliable, low-carbon electricity to help Britain achieve Net Zero. It is intended that Sizewell C will generate enough low-carbon electricity to supply six million homes....

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Transformer fire breaks out at Hoover Dam 20 July 2022

A transformer explosion caused a fire to break out at Hoover Dam, one of the largest hydroelectric dams in the US, on July 19. No one was injured in the incident at the iconic dam which provides electricity to 8 million people across Arizona, Nevada, and California....

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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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