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UK – Fire At Dounreay Nulclear Plant Led To Release Of RadioActivity

UK - Fire At Dounreay Nulclear Plant Led To Release Of RadioActivity

A fire in part of Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) facility last month led to an "unauthorised release" of radioactivity into the environment. Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) said "procedural non-compliances and behavioural practices" by staff led to the incident on 7 October. DSRL said trace amounts ...

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USA – Ex-Coal Exec Pleads Not Guilty In W.Va. Mine Blast

USA - Ex-Coal Exec Pleads Not Guilty In W.Va. Mine Blast

Ex-coal company chief executive Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiracy and other charges in the deadliest U.S. mine accident in four decades. It was the first appearance in federal court for the former Massey Energy CEO since he was indicted last week. He is ...

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Outgoing US Nuclear Regulator: More Work Needed To Implement Lessons From Fukushima Crisis

Outgoing US Nuclear Regulator: More Work Needed To Implement Lessons From Fukushima Crisis

ATLANTA — The outgoing chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the industry must finish making the safety changes required after a nuclear disaster in Japan, and it faces unresolved questions over how to store nuclear waste as existing plants close. Allison Macfarlane became ...

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CSB To Investige Fatal DuPont Accident in LaPorte, Texas that Killed Four Workers

CSB To Investige Fatal DuPont Accident in LaPorte, Texas that Killed Four Workers

A team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has arrived in Houston to begin its investigation into the fatal chemical release at the La Porte DuPont Plant. Five of eight team members plan to receive a briefing from company officials this evening, while the ...

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Turkey – Six More Bodies Recovered From Ermenek Mine

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The bodies of six miners were recovered from a flooded mine in Ermenek, a district of the central Turkish province of Karaman, yesterday, bringing the … Continue reading

USA – One Dead In Explosion At Platform In Gulf of Mexico

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An explosion at oil and gas operator Fieldwood Energy’s Echo Platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday killed one person and injured at least … Continue reading

Taiwan – Fire Put Out At Underground Oil Pipeline In Haulien – Video

A fire broke out on Huadong Road in the eastern city of Haulien Monday when crewmen paving the road seemed to have accidentally ignited an … Continue reading

China Shuts Two Sinopec Pipelines On Safety Concerns

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Two short crude oil pipelines in China operated by Sinopec Group are shutting temporarily due to worries over safety, Chinese authorities said. Sinopec has been … Continue reading

Iran – Satellite Images Confirm Extensive Damage At Nuclear Research Facility

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Reports on October 6 that an explosion had killed two and destroyed buildings at Iran’s Parchin nuclear plant east of Tehran have been confirmed by … Continue reading

USA – Cause Of Death For DuPont Workers Killed In Chemical Leak Released

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According to a preliminary coroner’s report, the four workers killed in a chemical leak at the DuPont plant near La Porte died from accidental asphyxiation. … Continue reading

USA – Halliburton Worker Killed In Colorado Fracking Accident

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An accident at a fracking site in Colorado killed one Halliburton Co worker and seriously injured two on Thursday as they tried to thaw a … Continue reading

China – 21 Confirmed Dead In Collapsed Mine

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Chinese authorities have confirmed the deaths of 21 missing miners who were trapped in an August mine collapse in eastern China, bringing the death toll … Continue reading

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SOLBERG® Expands Product Certifications on Foam Concentrates RE-HEALING™ Fluorine-Free Foam Provides Enhanced Fire Safety and Environmental Sustainability

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Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced today the company has achieved Underwriters’ … Continue reading

Presidential Award Bestowed on Solberg RE-HEALING™ Foam Named Winner of EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award

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Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware announced today the company was named a … Continue reading

E2S Publishes An Information Guide To Measuring Sound Levels In dB

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E2S Warning Signals, one of the world’s leading independent manufacturers of high-performance audible and visual signals for commercial, industrial, marine, onshore and offshore hazardous locations, has … Continue reading

ELMDENE TO ILLUMINATE IFSEC 2014 WITH INNOVATIVE AND APPROVED EN54-23 FIRE ALARM BEACON

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Innovative electronic fire and security products manufacturer, Elmdene International Limited – a subsidiary of Potter Electric Signal, LLC – is bringing to market an EN54-23:2010 … Continue reading

SharpEye 40/40I Protects Brussels International Airport Hangars

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Three adjacent aircraft hangars at Zaventem Brussels International Airport have recently been equipped with SharpEye 40/40-I Triple IR Flame Detectors. The brand new JetAirFly JetAirport … Continue reading

E2S Adds SIL 2 Compatibility To Its Horn And Strobe Families

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Safety Integrity Level, SIL, is a measure of safety system performance expressed in terms of probability of failure on demand (PFD). In the oil and … Continue reading

ELMDENE SWITCHES TO STX PSU RANGE WITH ECOCHARGE TO POWER EN54-4 COMPLIANT FIRE SYSTEMS

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Innovative electronic fire and security products manufacturer, Elmdene International Limited – a subsidiary of Potter Electric Signal, LLC – announces the launch its STX range … Continue reading

INTERSCHUTZ 2015 (8 to 13 June): Germany’s biggest-ever bilateral cooperation for rescue services – Germany and China to showcase world-unique project at INTERSCHUTZ 2015

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Hannover/Berlin. Germany is helping China to modernize its emergency rescue services under a long-standing and successful partnership that was taken to a new level a … Continue reading

Solberg Introduces RE-HEALING™ Foam System Upgrade Program Initiative Replaces Fluorine-based Foam Concentrates in Foam/Water Sprinkler Systems

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Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware announced today a program to replace fluorine-based … Continue reading

E2S Warning Signals creates a library of technical bulletins

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E2S Warning Signals creates a library of technical bulletins E2S designs and manufactures high performance audible and visible signalling devices for use in industrial, marine … Continue reading