Italy – Milazzo Refinery Fire Forces Evacuation

Italy – Milazzo Refinery Fire Forces Evacuation

A huge fire broke out overnight in an oil refinery on the Italian island of Sicily, causing traffic jams as panicked residents fled the area. The blaze at the Milazzo refinery sent flames shooting into the night sky, which could be seen for miles around, according ...

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UK – Refinery Gas Leak Sparked Full Multi Agency Response

UK - Refinery Gas Leak Sparked Full Multi Agency Response

A gas leak at the Grangemouth oil refinery sparked a major response from the emergency services. Fire, police and ambulance crews were called as part of a multi-agency response to reports of a butane gas leak at the central Scotland terminal shortly after 10am today. Part ...

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US Judge Allows Indonesian Villagers To Pursue A Lawsuit Against Exxon Mobil Corp. For Human Rights Abuses

US Judge Allows Indonesian Villagers To Pursue A Lawsuit Against Exxon Mobil Corp. For Human Rights Abuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has left a small legal opening for some Indonesian villagers to pursue a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. for human rights abuses allegedly committed by Indonesian troops guarding an Exxon natural gas field. In a decision last year, the Supreme Court drastically ...

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Australia – Hazelwood Mine Power Plant Blaze Cost More Than A$100m

Australia - Hazelwood Mine Power Plant Blaze Cost More Than A$100m

The cost of a fire at the Hazelwood mine in Victoria, Australia that lasted for 45 days from 9 February has been estimated at more than A$100mn ($86.7mn), with operator GDF Suez criticised for its handling of the blaze. The Hazelwood mine fire inquiry, commissioned by ...

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World News

USA – Kansas Refinery Fire Injures Four

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A fire at a Coffeyville, Kansas refinery early Tuesday prompted the facility to shut down and sent four workers to the hospital. CVR Refining’s 115,000-per-day … Continue reading

India – Truck With Inflammable Chemical Explodes killing 15

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An Indian tanker exploded soon after hydrogen peroxide, an inflammable chemical, was transferred from a Pakistani tanker at Integrated Check Post on the Indo-Pak border … Continue reading

Poland – Six People Injured In Fire At Plock Refinery

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Six people were injured in an explosion at one of the facilities in a refinery in Plock, a city in central Poland, the country’s largest … Continue reading

Shell North Sea Oil Rig Brent Alpha Platform – Work To Resume After Accident

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Maintenance at Royal Dutch Shell’s Brent Alpha platform in the North Sea will resume after the completion of an operation to move a container that … Continue reading

Malaysia – Lightning Strikes An Oil Tanker – Multiple Blasts

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Residents of Taman Cerah Menggatal, some 20kms from the state capital here were rocked by multiple explosions from a workshop and parking area for oil … Continue reading

USA – Large Fire At Manufacturing Plant Releases Chemicals

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A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, sending a large plume of black smoke over the city and prompting an effort … Continue reading

USA – Refinery Fire Brought Under Control

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SAN ANTONIO — A South Side refinery likely will be closed through today after a fire occurred near a crude unit on Tuesday, the plant’s … Continue reading

Bulgaria – Explosives Factory Blast Leaves 15 Missing


As many as 15 people are feared dead after a blast devastated an explosives factory north of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. “There are no signs … Continue reading

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E2S Publishes An Information Guide To Measuring Sound Levels In dB


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



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

RAE Systems Introduces First Wireless, 4-Gas Pumped and Diffusion Monitor For Real-time Industrial, Oil & Gas and Emergency Response Gas Detection


RAE Systems Inc., the leader in wirelessly connected gas and radiation detection solutions, today introduced the industry’s first wireless, portable, 4-gas pumped and diffusion gas … Continue reading

Safer Systems delivers free chemical emergency response smartphone app

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Safer Systems, a leading chemical emergency response solutions provider has announced the debut of Safer Mobile Response, a smartphone and tablet supported application integrating the … Continue reading

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


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


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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, USA. 9th June 2014: Firetrace International has achieved UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Listing for its “next generation” E4 clean agent total room fire suppression … Continue reading

Bronto Supply New hydraulic platform for BP Gelsenkirchen

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Bronto Skylift deliver a 44-meter hydraulic platform to petrochemical plant BP in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Bronto’s F 44 RPX SE is a specially designed ‘Super Extinguisher’ … Continue reading

New LNG Training Facility For Falck Risc

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Falck Risc in the Netherlands, provider of education and training in preventing and fighting incidents in the industrial sector and for public services, has extended … Continue reading