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China Sets Up 3 Nuclear Emergency Response Teams

China Sets Up 3 Nuclear Emergency Response Teams

BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese nuclear developers have set up three emergency response teams to handle possible radiological accidents, eyeing a higher level of nuclear security as the country restarts its nuclear power build-up. One team is based in Yantai of east China's Shandong Province, ...

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PSA – Artic Exploration – Establishing Cooperation Between The Safety Authorities (AORF)

PSA – Artic Exploration - Establishing Cooperation Between The Safety Authorities (AORF)

The Arctic Offshore Regulators Forum (AORF), a new cooperative forum with members from the safety agencies of the USA, Canada, Russia, Iceland, Greenland, Finland, Sweden and Norway, aims to help raise the safety levels of petroleum activities in the Arctic. The official kick-off meeting of the ...

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USA – Co-op Refinery Fined $280K After Fire

USA - Co-op Refinery Fined $280K After Fire

For its role in an explosion and fire in October 2011 that injured 52 workers, a provincial court judge sentenced the Regina Consumers' Co-operative Refineries Ltd., on Tuesday to a $200,000 fine. In addition, the refinery was ordered to pay an $80,000 victims of crime surcharge. On ...

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BP Wins Right To Appeal Some Gulf Spill Damages Claims

BP Wins Right To Appeal Some Gulf Spill Damages Claims

A U.S. federal appeals court said on Friday BP Plc deserves the right to appellate review of some damage claims awarded to people and businesses in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New ...

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India  – Blast At Fireworks Factory ‘Kills Nine’

India - Blast At Fireworks Factory 'Kills Nine'

At least nine people have been killed in an explosion at a fireworks factory in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, police say. Five others were injured in Monday evening's blast at the Eagle Fireworks factory in Sangli district. It was not immediately clear how the fire ...

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World News

Turkey – A Year Since Soma Mine Disaster – Safety Concerns Continue

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On the first anniversary of Turkey’s biggest mining disaster in which 301 people lost their lives, those who survived the disaster — most of whom … Continue reading

Germany – Fire Extinguished At Shell Refinery Germany

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LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) – A fire hit Shell’s 141,000-barrel-per-day Wesseling refinery in Germany on Sunday, but was extinguished the same day, Shell said on … Continue reading

Greece – Number Of Workers In Critical Condition From Refinery Fire Climbs To Five

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Five of six workers injured at the Aspropyrgos oil refinery west of Athens were in critical condition at different hospitals on Friday with extensive burns … Continue reading

Italy – Rome Airport Terminal Reopens After Fire

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Rome’s Fiumicino airport reopened its main international terminal on Friday after a fire damaged the building and forced airlines to cancel dozens of flights. Eighty … Continue reading

USA – Fire At Indian Point Nuclear Reactor

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Oil leaked into the Hudson River on Sunday after a transformer fire and explosion a day earlier at the Indian Point nuclear plant north of … Continue reading

Philippines – Dozens killed, Many Missing In Huge Factory Fire

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A fire that engulfed a footwear factory in a suburb of the Philippine capital has killed 72 people, authorities said Thursday. The blaze swept through … Continue reading

India – Bharat Petroleum Extinguishes Hydrocracker Fire At Numaligarh Refinery

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India’s Numaligarh Refiners Ltd. announced that it has extinguished a fire at the hydrocracker unit at its 60 Mbpd plant in the northeastern state of … Continue reading

China – Plane Catches Fire On Take Off – 5 Injured

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BEIJING: Over 50 people had a miraculous escape today when a passenger plane skidded off a runway and caught fire while taxiing in a airport … Continue reading

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Product News

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 SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector

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The SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector is unique in being able to detect both hydrogen and hydrocarbon flames simultaneously. Each type of flame has … Continue reading

SOLBERG® Expands Product Development and Sales Staff

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GreenBay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced to day the appointment of industry veterans … Continue reading

FOMTEC – ICAO LEVEL C FINALLY TAKES OFF

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After several years under discussion the ICAO Level C standard has finally been published. A new 4th Edition of the Airport Services Manual Part 1 … 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

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

WISER – Free HAZMAT Response Tool for 1st Responders

WISER is a free downloadable resource tool  for 1st RespondersWISER Overview The Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) is a system concept for providing … Continue reading