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Firm Says Chinese Warehouse Stored Many Hazardous Materials

Firm Says Chinese Warehouse Stored Many Hazardous Materials

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in Tianjin say massive explosions and fires this week at a warehouse for hazardous materials have so far not caused any detectable air or water contamination, citing samples taken at 17 locations. However, they say they have no clear picture of ...

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Exxon Mobil Fined More Than $500,000 For Torrance Refinery Explosion

Exxon Mobil Fined More Than $500,000 For Torrance Refinery Explosion

Exxon Mobil was fined $566,600 in penalties Thursday after a large blast at the company’s Torrance refinery in February injured four workers. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or Cal/OSHA, issued 19 citations, most of which were classified as serious, for workplace safety and ...

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Turkey – Explosion Hits Shah Deniz Gas Pipeline

Turkey - Explosion Hits Shah Deniz Gas Pipeline

An explosion hit Turkey's Shah Deniz pipeline carrying natural gas from Azerbaijan early on Tuesday but there was no impact on supply because the flow was already suspended for maintenance, a senior Turkish energy official said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast, but ...

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USA – Black Elk Charged With Major Safety Violations After Oil Platform Explosion That Killed 3 In The Gulf of Mexico

USA – Black Elk Charged With Major Safety Violations After Oil Platform Explosion That Killed 3 In The Gulf of Mexico

Three years after an oil platform fire and explosion that killed three men in the Gulf of Mexico, federal prosecutors this week charged Houston-based Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations in a six-count bill of information that alleges multiple safety violations led up to the accident. The ...

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USA – Mine Chemical Spill 3 Times Larger Than Believed, Feds Say

USA - Mine Chemical Spill 3 Times Larger Than Believed, Feds Say

The yellow plume of contaminated wastewater that spilled from an abandoned Colorado mine and flowed downstream toward two other states is three times larger than originally estimated, federal officials say. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency used better measurements to find that 3 million gallons of wastewater ...

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World News

Worker at Wrecked Japan Nuclear Plant Dies From Head Injury

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A worker at Japan’s wrecked nuclear power plant died after the hatch at the back of a truck closed on his head Saturday, the latest … Continue reading

Moscow – River Catches Fire After Oil Pipeline Bursts & Ignites – Video

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An oil slick on the Moskva River in Moscow caught fire Wednesday afternoon, sending a plume of heavy black smoke skyward in the southern part … Continue reading

China Blast Videos

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This is a selection of live recorded vidoes of the huge China Chemical Blast https://youtu.be/znvV25CIshU https://youtu.be/FuarI7SumeY https://youtu.be/Xc0JaKGSnj0

China – Gas Blast At Mine Leaves 10 Dead, 3 Missing

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At least 10 people have been killed after a gas explosion at a coal mine in China’s southwestern Guizhou province, according to state media Wednesday. … Continue reading

Czech Republic – Unipetrol Reports Fire At Litvinov Plant

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A fire broke out on Thursday at Czech refiner Unipetrol’s Litvinov plant. Employees were evacuated but no injuries were reported, the company’s spokesman said, although … Continue reading

Mexico – 5 Killed In Pemex Pipeline Fire

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At least five people were killed in a fire at a pipeline operated by Mexican state-owned oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos in the northern municipality of … Continue reading

China – Chemical Experts To Tianjin Blast Site

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China has sent chemical experts into Tianjin to test for toxic gases after a series of deadly explosions. The team of nuclear and chemical experts … Continue reading

China Explosions: Fires Still Burning After Tianjin Blasts

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Fires are still burning at the site of two massive explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin, some 36 hours after the blasts. Military chemical … Continue reading

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Spectrex Inc DETECTING TOXIC GASES WITH OPEN PATH SYSTEMS

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DETECTING TOXIC GASES WITH OPEN PATH SYSTEMS Mr. Ian Buchanan is European Manager for Spectrex Inc. based in the UK. Mr. Buchanan has over 30 … Continue reading

Gielle Fire Fighting Systems Announce VdS Approval of Components and Systems

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GIELLE valves are designed and manufactured in fullest compliance with the strictest international standards and Fire Protection Certifications and Approvals in order to offer the … Continue reading

Solberg Expands RE-HEALING™ Foam Product Line – Company to Introduce New Foam Concentrates at Interschutz 2015

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Industries around the world are changing faster than ever before. Advances in technology, new manufacturing processes, environmental issues, stricter regulations, and improved safety standards pose … Continue reading

SOLBERG® Expands Product Certifications on Foam Concentrates ARCTIC™ 3×6% ATC™ – AR-AFFF Foam Achieves UL/ULC Product Certification

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ARCTIC™ 3X6% ATC™ AR-AFFF Foam Achieves UL/ULC Product Certification Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and … Continue reading

New Compact High Output D2x Explosion Proof Horn Sounders & Horn/Beacon Units From E2S

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The new D2x family from E2S Warning Signals, the world’s largest independent warning device manufacturer, is based on a high output 116 dB(A) SPL 64-tone … Continue reading

Spectrex – H2S AND AMMONIA DETECTION

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While toxic gases have a wide variety of uses in a range of industries, they can be very dangerous at high concentrations. In particular, ammonia … Continue reading

SOLBERG® RE-HEALING™ Foam Product Line Expanded Company Introduces Low Viscosity and Multipurpose Foam Concentrates at Interschutz 2015

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Industries around the world are changing faster than ever before. Advances in technology, new manufacturing processes, environmental issues, stricter regulations, and improved safety standards pose … Continue reading

E2S Warning Signals Gains Additional Global Approvals For The E2x Series Of Signals

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The E2x series of high performance non-sparking alarm horn sounders, Xenon strobe beacons and combined devices from E2S, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of warning … Continue reading

Dr. Sthamer – Hamburg, Europe’s leading independent Fire Fighting Foam manufacture is proud to announce that it has completed its transition to fully C6 based Carbon Chain Fluorosurfactant based AFFF’s and AR-AFFF

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Dr. Sthamer – Hamburg, Europe’s leading independent Fire Fighting Foam manufacture is proud to announce that it has completed its transition from C8 Carbon Chain … Continue reading

E2S – VdS Approval For Rugged Metal Enclosure Fire System Horn Sounders

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E2S Warning Signals has gained VdS approval and CPR compliance to directive 305/2011/EU for its AlertAlarm D112 alarm horn sounder by testing to EN54-3. It … Continue reading