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CSB – Combustible Dust Safety Standards Suggested After 2010 Plant Blast

CSB - Combustible Dust Safety Standards Suggested After 2010 Plant Blast

New Cumberland, W.Va., metal recycling plant lacked a safety system to collect combustible dust during a 2010 explosion that killed three people and injured another, according to federal investigators. In Charleston on Wednesday, the Chemical Safety Board released findings about the December 2010 explosion at ...

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USA – Railroad Crashes Prompt New Safety Rules

USA - Railroad Crashes Prompt New Safety Rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of fiery train derailments across North America has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the U.S. government responds to calls for tighter safety rules. Since 2008, 10 significant derailments have occurred in the U.S. and Canada in which ...

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CSB Investigation Finds No Record of Inspections on Freedom Industries Chemical Storage Tanks; Leak in Bottom of Tank that Contaminated Charleston, WV, Drinking Water

CSB Investigation Finds No Record of Inspections on Freedom Industries Chemical Storage Tanks; Leak in Bottom of Tank that Contaminated Charleston, WV, Drinking Water

CSB Investigation Finds No Record of Inspections on Freedom Industries Chemical Storage Tanks; Leak in Bottom of Tank that Contaminated Charleston, WV, Drinking Water Resulted from Corrosion Caused by Water Seeping through Holes in Tank Roof   Charleston, West Virginia, July 16, 2014— In an update ...

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Final Report on AL Solutions Metal Dust Explosion and Fire that Killed Three in West Virginia Leads CSB to Reemphasize Call for OSHA Combustible Dust Standard

Final Report on AL Solutions Metal Dust Explosion and Fire that Killed Three in West Virginia Leads CSB to Reemphasize Call for OSHA Combustible Dust Standard

Charleston, WV, July 16, 2014 – Today the US Chemical Safety Board released its final report, safety recommendations and accompanying safety video into a fatal combustible dust explosion at the AL Solutions metal recycling facility in New Cumberland, West Virginia. As presented to the Board ...

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World News

USA – Pipeline Corrosion Caused 25,000 Gallon Oil Leak

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CHEYENNE, Wyoming — The owner of a pipeline that sprung a leak and spilled 25,000 gallons of crude oil that flowed more than two miles … Continue reading

USA – Train Collision Injures 2, Spills Thousands Of Gallons Of Diesel Oil

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SLINGER, Wis. (AP) — A Canadian National Railway Co. train struck another freight train as it rolled through a small village in southeastern Wisconsin, causing … Continue reading

Thailand – Chemical Leak Sickens 100

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BANGKOK (AP) — More than 90 people, including primary school students, were sickened by a chemical leak from a Hong Kong ship in eastern Thailand on Thursday, authorities … Continue reading

TURKEY – 1 Killed, 65 Hurt In LPG Tanker Blast

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says a tanker truck carrying liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, has overturned and exploded on a highway in … Continue reading

USA – Oil Supply Plant Fire Finally Extinguished

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A massive blaze that shot fireballs into the sky at an oil supply and logistics company in a western North Dakota … Continue reading

India – Gas Leak At Bombay High Oil Rig Off The Coast Of Mumbai, 42 Contractors Rescued

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A high-pressure, highly inflammable gas leak occurred at an oil rig at Bombay High on Saturday evening off the coast of Mumbai. The leak occured … Continue reading

USA – Explosion At Ethanol Plant

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ARTHUR, Iowa (AP) — No injuries have been reported after an explosion at an ethanol plant in northwest Iowa. The blast occurred Thursday night at the Flint … Continue reading

10 jailed over China’s chemical explosion

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BEIJING—Chinese authorities on Monday detained 10 people after 43 died in a horrific weekend accident when a van carrying inflammable liquid hit a bus on … Continue reading

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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

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

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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

Hazard prevention at the focus of INTERSCHUTZ 2015

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Hannover/Germany: The countdown for INTERSCHUTZ 2015 in Hannover has begun. Exhibitors from 38 countries have already registered. Even with about a year left to go, … 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

GROUND-BREAKING TOTAL FLOODING SUPPRESSION SYSTEM AWARDED UL LISTING

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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