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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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  • “Greenwashing”: industry now able to provide independent proof for environmental claims

    14 November 2023

    With accusations of greenwashing increasing, industry has urgently needed independent proof that environmental and sustainability claims have been established based on agreed methodology and best practice....

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  • Four people injured after chemical plant blast in Philippines

    03 November 2023

    A chemical plant explosion injured four people in Quezon City, Philippines on 19 October. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said the blast happened at a facility operated by ABAM Steel Fabrication in the Novaliches area of the city....

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BP ships first cargo from Indonesia’s newly expanded Tangguh LNG facility 30 October 2023

The first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced by the new third liquefaction train at the Tangguh LNG facility, in Papua Barat, Indonesia, was safely loaded and delivered to Indonesia’s state-owned power generator PT PLN (Persero) on 18 October. This marked the start of full commercial operation of the newly expanded Tangguh LNG facility, which now has a total capacity to 11.4 million tonnes a year....

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Taiwan golf ball factory fire kills nine, leaves one missing and over 100 injured 26 September 2023

A fire and explosions at a golf ball manufacturer in Taiwan killed nine people and injured over 100 others on 22 September. The incident happened at a facility operated by Launch Technologies, a major international supplier of golf balls. One person remains missing....

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Gas-related accident kills 10, injures three in China 15 September 2023

A burst of high-pressure gas killed 10 workers and injured three others at a workshop in China’s northern Inner Mongolia region on 7 September. The incident happened at a site in the city of Ordos operated by Ordos Yiding Eco-Agriculture Development, a wholesaler of coal and manufactured products, Chinese state media said....

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Explosion rocks printing ink factory in central Bangkok 24 August 2023

An explosion at a printing ink factory in the central Bang Bon district of Bangkok triggered panic among pedestrians on 24 August. The incident caused a yellow smoke cloud to drift over heavily populated streets surrounding the plant as emergency services attempted to bring a fire under control....

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Chinese oil tanker fire kills two 24 August 2023

A fire on a Chinese oil tanker in the Gulf of Tonkin off the north Vietnam and south China coasts killed two people on 22 August. The tanker, Sheng You 229, was carrying over 6,000 tons of diesel oil at the time of the incident....

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