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Mauritius faces environmental disaster as shipwrecked tanker leaks oil 07 August 2020

The Government of Mauritius announced on August 6 that an oil tanker which had run ashore on the island nation’s southeast coast in July had started to leak oil, sparking fears of an environmental disaster....

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Explosion at Oil India Ltd natural gas well injures three foreign experts, two months after initial blowout 24 July 2020

Three foreign experts were injured in an explosion at Oil India Limited’s (OIL) leaking natural gas well near Baghjan, in the state of Assam on July 22. The experts had been brought in to help stop an “uncontrollable” leak following a blowout on May 27. The explosion happened 56 days after the initial blowout which has already caused an explosion and several fires, one of which killed two firefighters....

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Indian committee finds LG Polymers negligent for fatal gas leak, 12 company officials arrested 16 July 2020

The investigation into the fatal May 7 gas leak in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh state found LG Polymers, a subsidiary of South Korea’s LG Chem, negligent and that early warning systems were not working. The leak killed 12 people and left hundreds ill. Following the investigation, 12 LG Polymers officials were arrested, including the firm’s CEO....

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Indian power plant boiler explosion kills six, injures 17 08 July 2020

An explosion at a Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) power plant in the south eastern state of Tamil Nadu killed six employees and injured 17 others on July 1. The blast happened in the sixth unit of the 1,470 MW site’s second thermal power plant....

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Process safety incidents continue as India ramps up post-pandemic economy 12 June 2020

Since the Indian government announced a phased end to lockdown restrictions at the start of June, the country has experienced a spate of process safety incidents across the country. The week beginning June 8 saw several more incidents, raising concerns that India is putting the economy ahead of safety....

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Indian natural gas well with “uncontrollable” leak explodes 13 days after initial blowout, killing two 10 June 2020

The Oil India Limited (OIL) natural gas well in the state of Assam, India which suffered a blowout on May 27 has now exploded and erupted into flames. International experts arrived on June 8 to help plug the "uncontrollable" leak but the well exploded a day later on June 9. OIL said there was no immediate danger to locals, however the fire spread to local villages on June 10, killing two firefighters....

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Indian chemical plant explosion kills eight, injures 50 04 June 2020

An explosion on June 3 killed eight workers and injured 50 others at a chemical plant in the state of Gujarat on the western coast of India. The cause of the blast is unknown, with some local media reporting that it was a boiler blast, while others suggested it occurred in a storage tank housing chemicals....

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Blowout causes “uncontrollable” leak from Indian rig for seventh day in a row 02 June 2020

Oil India Limited (OIL) has called for help from international experts after an oil well, which suffered a blowout on May 27, continued to leak “uncontrollably” for a seventh day. The leak from the rig in Baghjan, in the northeastern state of Assam, has so far forced the evacuation of around 2500 people and killed scores of fish and birds, as well as an endangered dolphin....

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Coal mine explosion kills four, injures three in India 02 June 2020

Four contractors were killed, and three others injured after an explosion in a coal mine on June 2 in south eastern India. The blast happened at a mine belonging to state-run Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) in Peddapalli, around 122 miles (197 kilometres) north of Hyderabad....

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Biodiesel factory explosion kills two in India 13 May 2020

An explosion at a biodiesel factory near Hyderabad, India killed two workers on May 13....

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