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  • Chemical tank blaze kills one, injures five

    13 May 2024

    A chemical storage tank fire killed one person and injured five others in Thailand’s eastern Rayong province on 9 May. The Siam Cement Group facility and surrounding area were evacuated as firefighters rushed to contain the blaze from spreading....

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  • Japan’s ALPS treated water release progressing as planned, IAEA says

    29 April 2024

    The discharge of treated water from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) is progressing in accordance with the Implementation Plan approved by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), the Task Force set up by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed....

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  • Chemical plant explosion kills two in China

    26 April 2024

    Two people were killed and four others injured after a chemical plant in northwest China was hit by an explosion on 18 April. The incident happened at a facility operated by chemical manufacturer Ningxia Baofeng Energy....

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  • Explosion and ammonia leak injures 160 people in Thailand

    23 April 2024

    An explosion that resulted in an ammonia leak left 160 people with injuries on 18 April in Chon Buri province, eastern Thailand. The incident at an ice manufacturing factory caused a cloud of ammonia to spread beyond the site, affecting people within a one-kilometre radius....

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  • Global refinery capacity totalling 3.6 million b/d at high-risk of closure, new report says

    02 April 2024

    As much as 3.6 million barrels a day (mmbd) of global refinery capacity has been assessed as being under high-risk of closure, according to energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie’s latest refinery closure threat analysis....

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Two separate coal mine incidents kill 16 15 March 2024

Two separate coal mine accidents killed 16 people in a 24-hour period in China on 11 & 12 March. Chinese state media said seven people were killed after a coal bunker collapsed in the country’s Shanxi province while nine people died just hours later following a gas explosion at a mine in the eastern Anhui province....

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Global nuclear SMR project pipeline expands to 22 GW, increasing more than 65% since 2021 14 March 2024

The small nuclear reactor (SMR) project pipeline reached 22 GW in the first quarter of 2024, an expansion of 65% since 2021, according to a recent report by energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie. The current total project pipeline would require an investment of close to $176 billion (£139b)....

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Radioactive water leaks from Fukushima 13 February 2024

Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) operator, informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 7 February that water containing radioactive materials was found to have leaked from a caesium absorption tower at the plant. The estimated 5.5 cubic metres of water was assessed to have leaked from a valve left open during cleaning work....

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Explosion, fire occur at thermal power plant in central Japan 02 February 2024

An explosion resulted in a fire breaking out at the Taketoyo thermal power station in Aichi prefecture, central Japan on 31 January. The 1,070 MW plant is operated by Japan’s largest utility JERA, a joint venture between TEPCO Fuel & Power and Chubu Electric Power....

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Dust explosion kills eight in China 30 January 2024

A dust explosion at a production workshop in eastern China killed eight people and left eight more injured on 20 January. The incident happened in Changzhou City in China’s Jiangsu Province at a facility operated by Changzhou Shenrong Metal Technology Co....

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