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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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  • 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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  • Explosion kills three seafarers on supply ship in Italy

    01 September 2022

    An explosion killed three people working on the deck of an offshore supply ship in Italy on August 31. The incident happened inside a container on the Palau-flagged ASSO while welding operations were taking place....

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  • Bulk carrier and LNG tanker collision causes oil spill off Gibraltar

    01 September 2022

    An LNG tanker collided with a bulk carrier off the coast of Gibraltar on August 30. The collision forced the British overseas territory’s port to close numerous times while the Gibraltar Port Authority worked to prevent an oil spill from spreading....

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  • Two Russian-built nuclear reactors given green light in Hungary

    30 August 2022

    Hungary has approved the construction of two new 1,200MW nuclear reactors as part of its plans to expand the Paks nuclear power plant which currently generates 40% of the country’s energy needs. The new reactors, which will be built by Russian nuclear company Rosatom, will double the plant’s capacity....

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CCUS planned capacity nearing 1 billion tonnes per annum 26 August 2022

The planned global carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) capacity pipeline has reached 905 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), with more than 50 new projects announced this quarter, energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie has said....

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Germany to restart coal-fired power plant as Russia announces three day suspension to gas supplies 23 August 2022

German utility company Uniper has announced it will begin producing electricity from the Heyden 4 hard-coal-fired power plant in Petershagen, North Rhine-Westphalia from August 29 until April 2023. The decision came after Gazprom announced that gas supplies to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline would be suspended between August 31 until September 2 for maintenance....

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Germany signs deal with RWE and Uniper to supply two floating LNG terminals 16 August 2022

Germany signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on August 16with energy companies RWE and Uniper to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) through two new floating gas terminals. Germany is desperate to finds ways to reduce its reliance on Russian gas and make itself less susceptible to blackmail, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said....

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International Atomic Energy Agency warns of "very real risk of a nuclear disaster" after Ukrainian nuclear power plant hit by shelling 08 August 2022

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has expressed grave concern after shelling hit the Zaporizhzya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine on August 5. In a statement, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi stressed the crucial importance of the IAEA being able to send a mission of nuclear safety, security and safeguards experts to the site as soon as possible....

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Eight people injured in explosion at military explosives plant in France 04 August 2022

An explosion at a military explosives production plant in Bergerac, southwest France, injured eight people on August 3. The incident occurred at an upper tier Seveso site belonging to military explosives producer Eurenco....

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