Monthly Archives: May 2016

China to Create National Nuclear Emergency Team Before 2018 Ends

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China to Create National Nuclear Emergency Team Before 2018 Ends China has announced that it will assemble a national nuclear emergency response team by the … Continue reading

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Forensic expert: Human remains from EgyptAir crash suggest explosion

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Forensic expert: Human remains from EgyptAir crash suggest explosion Body parts recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 showed signs of burns and were … Continue reading

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Two Dead After Explosion At Chemical Factory In India

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Two dead after explosion at chemical factory in India An explosion at a chemical factory in western India has killed at least two people and … Continue reading

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Tokyo – Korean Air Plane Catches Fire On Runway

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Korean Air plane catches fire on Haneda runway, Tokyo More than 300 passengers and crew were evacuated from a Korean Air plane in Tokyo, Japan … Continue reading

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Brazil – Worker Dies On Petrobras Platform

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Worker dies in fall at Petrobras platform An oil worker died on Sunday while performing services for Petrobras on board the PCH-2 fixed platform at … Continue reading

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Taiwan – Fire At Kaohsiung Refinery

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Taiwan – Fire at Kaohsiung Refinery TAIPEI, Taiwan — Large flames shot out from the chimney of a CPC Corp. oil refinery in Kaohsiung Wednesday … Continue reading

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USA – Mirrors Spark Fire at World’s Largest Solar-Thermal Plant

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Mirrors Spark Fire at World’s Largest Solar-Thermal Plant PRIMM, Nev. (AP) — A small fire shut down a generating tower at the world’s largest solar-thermal … Continue reading

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Firefighters Protect Canada’s Oil Sands Battling Intense Flames

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Firefighters Protect Canada’s Oil Sands Battling Intense Flames EDMONTON/CALGARY, Alberta, May 24 (Reuters) – Fighting massive forest fires is dangerous and taxing enough, but those … Continue reading

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Spain – Toxic Tyre Dump Forces Mass Evacuation

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People living near a “toxic cloud” from a burning tyre dump in Spain have been told to leave their homes. Local officials ordered the evacuation … Continue reading

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Deadly West, Texas, Fertilizer Plant Explosion Was ‘Criminal Act’

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Deadly West, Texas, Fertilizer Plant Explosion Was ‘Criminal Act’ A 2013 fertilizer plant blast in Texas that killed 15 people and wiped out hundreds of … Continue reading

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Ukraine – Blast In Coal Mine Kills At Least 9

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Ukraine – Blast in coal mine kills at least 9  Nine bodies of miners have been recovered from inside the coal mine hit by an explosion on … Continue reading

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ExxonMobil Restarts Refinery In Torrance A Year After Fire

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ExxonMobil restarts refinery in Torrance a year after fire TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — ExxonMobil has restarted its oil refinery in Torrance more than a year … Continue reading

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Sudanese Gas Tanker Explosion Rains Fire Over Capital Khartoum – Video

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Sudanese gas tanker explosion rains fire over capital Khartoum  A huge gas tanker explosion in the Sudanese capital has reportedly injured at least 16 people, … Continue reading

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Shell Evacuates Oil Personnel After Chevron Platform Bombing

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Shell Evacuates Oil Personnel After Chevron Platform Bombing Shell has evacuated nearly 100 essential oil personnel from a major production facility in the Niger Delta, … Continue reading

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Bacteria More Effective On Oil Spills Without Dispersants, Study Finds

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Bacteria more effective on oil spills without dispersants, study finds EDINBURGH, UK – Heriot-Watt University claims to have cracked the genetic code of the marine bacteria that helped … Continue reading

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China – Chemical Tanker Explodes

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Chemical tanker explodes in Nanjing, two missing A chemical tanker exploded at the anchorage area near a petrochemical terminal operated by Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical in … Continue reading

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China: 6 Killed in Coal Mine Blast

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Six miners trapped in a coal mine after a blast in south-west China’s Yunnan province were confirmed dead on Wednesday. The explosion in Shaba Coal … Continue reading

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Brazil wants US$43.5bn for Samarco Spill

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Brazil wants US$43.5bn for Samarco spill BRAZILIAN prosecutors have launched a civil action against Samarco and its owners Vale and BHP Billiton, seeking R$155bn (US$43.5bn) … Continue reading

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73 Killed Fuel Tanker Crash In Afghanistan

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73 killed when bus, fuel tanker crash in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 73 people were killed and 52 others injured in Afghanistan when two … Continue reading

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