Monthly Archives: August 2015

Firm Says Chinese Warehouse Stored Many Hazardous Materials

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BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in Tianjin say massive explosions and fires this week at a warehouse for hazardous materials have so far not caused any … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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 … Continue reading

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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

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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

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

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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 … Continue reading

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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

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Turkey – Explosion Hits Shah Deniz Gas Pipeline

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

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India – Power Station Blast Kills 3

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At least three people were killed and 16 seriously injured in an explosion at the Harduagunj Thermal Power Station at Kasimpur near Aligarh, 100 kilometres … Continue reading

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Ukraine – Over 100 Miners Rescued From Burning Mine

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Rescuers have saved 103 miners from a burning mine in the town of Makeyevka, a source at the Emergencies Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s … Continue reading

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Report: Pemex Lost More Oil After Offshore Explosion Than Estimated

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Petroleos Mexicanos apparently lost much more oil production than previously indicated after an offshore explosion this spring. A Bloomberg report raised questions about Pemex’s transparency … Continue reading

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Germany – Explosion At Chemical Plant – 13 Injured, 5 missing

BERLIN –  Authorities say that a nitrogen tank has exploded and a building collapsed at a chemical plant in western Germany, injuring 13 people. Five … Continue reading

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China – Shipping Tanker Catches Fire Near Shanghai – 1 Dead 4 Injured

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A China Shipping tanker carrying 29,000 tonnes of diesel caught fire on Monday afternoon in waters near Shanghai, with one seafarer killed and four injured. … Continue reading

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USA – Cause Of Phillips 66 Refinery Fire Under Investigation

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Contra Costa County officials say it will likely be several days before they know what caused Sunday’s fire at the Phillips 66 refinery. The Contra … Continue reading

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Four Italian Workers Kidnapped near Mellitah Oil, Gas Compound in Libya

Four Italian construction workers have been kidnapped in the vicinity of Eni’s Mellitah Oil and Gas Compound, the Italian foreign ministry (Farnesina) reported Monday. The … Continue reading

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USA – OSHA Federal Agency Says 33 Injured In Missouri Plant Explosion

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Preliminary investigations indicate molten aluminum hitting water caused explosions that injured more than 30 employees at a southeast Missouri aluminum plant, a federal agency said … Continue reading

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UK Launches Offshore Safety Directive Regulator

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The UK Health & Safety Executive published a notification on July 19 confirming the launch of a new regulator for the country’s offshore sector. The … Continue reading

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Japan – Nuclear Watchdog Proposes Raising Maximum Radiation Dose For Emergency Workers

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Nuclear plant workers in Japan will be allowed to be exposed to more than twice the current level of radiation in emergency situations, according to … Continue reading

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Fukushima – Nuclear Plant Executives Face Charges

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Three former executives of Fukushima nuclear plant face trial due to their negligence resulting to disaster. An independent judicial committee announced that the three plant operator … Continue reading

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Death Toll of Fire At Japanese Plant In Indonesia Rises To 17

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The death toll from a fire that broke out at a factory of a subsidiary of Japanese cosmetics maker Mandom Corp. on the outskirts of … 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

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