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Myanmar Plane Debris & Bodies Found After Search

A military officer gestures by the wreckage of a Myanmar military aircraft that crashed in an area close to the airport in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. A number of military personnel were feared dead after a small aircraft went down in a field near the airport. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Myanmar Plane: Debris & Bodies Found After Search The Burmese army says debris and bodies have been found after a military plane went missing with … Continue reading

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Coal Mine Explosion In Northern Iran Kills At Least 35

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Coal Mine Explosion In Northern Iran Kills At Least 35 The Iranian Fars news agency said on May 4 that the death toll in a … Continue reading

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8 Killed In East China Chemical Plant Explosion

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8 Killed In East China Chemical Plant Explosion Eight people were killed and nine injured in an explosion and fire Monday at a chemical plant … Continue reading

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5 Workers Exposed To Radiation At Japan Nuclear Lab

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5 Workers Exposed To Radiation At Japan Nuclear Lab TOKYO (AP) — Five workers at a Japanese nuclear facility that handles plutonium have been exposed … Continue reading

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Chinese Authorities Punish More Than 30 Over 2016 Power Plant Explosion

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Chinese Authorities Punish More Than 30 Over 2016 Power Plant Explosion According to a report by the Xinhua news agency, more than 30 people have … Continue reading

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CSB: Steam System Leaked In Days Before Fatal Blast

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CSB: Steam System Leaked In Days Before Fatal Blast St. Louis, MO – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a “Factual Investigative Update” on … Continue reading

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US – One Dead, Three Injured In Anadarko Oil Tank Explosion

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US – One Dead, Three Injured In Anadarko Oil Tank Explosion One person died and three were injured Thursday in an oil tank fire in Weld … Continue reading

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Australia: Major Fire At BHP Pilbara Mine

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Australia: Major Fire At BHP Pilbara Mine One of BHP Billiton’s (AU:BHP) major iron ore operations was hit by a major fire on Thursday, shutting … Continue reading

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South African Refinery Blast Injures 11

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South African Refinery Blast Injures 11 On May 22, a blast at the Natref oil refinery injured 11 people, according to a statement by plant … Continue reading

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US Dust Explosion: Milling Plant Explosion Kills Three

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US Dust Explosion: Milling Plant Explosion Kills Three An explosion and fire on May 31 at the Didion Milling corn mill and ethanol plant in … Continue reading

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SINGAPORE – Fire At Oil Refinery On Jurong Island

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SINGAPORE – A fire broke out at a crude oil refinery on Jurong Island on Tuesday (June 13). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said the fire … Continue reading

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London Fire: Tower victims ‘may never be identified’

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Police have warned they may never be able to identify all of the people who died in the fire that engulfed a west London block … Continue reading

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Belgium – Entire Village Evacuated Following Nitric Acid Tank Leak

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Belgium – Entire Village Evacuated Following Nitric Acid Tank Leak The provincial disaster plan has been declared in the hamlet of Zevekote (Gistel – West … Continue reading

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Five Dead In Oil Refinery Blast In China

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Five Dead In Oil Refinery Blast In China Five people have died in an explosion at an oil refinery in Anhui province in eastern China, … Continue reading

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CSB Investigators Deploying to Explosion at the Loy-Lange Box Company in Saint Louis, Missouri

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CSB Investigators Deploying to Explosion at the Loy-Lange Box Company in Saint Louis, Missouri Washington, DC, April 6, 2017 – A three-person investigative team from … Continue reading

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Fukushima Internal Radiation Levels At Highest Level Since 2011 Meltdown, Cost Reach $150 BILLION

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Fukushima Internal Radiation Levels At Highest Level Since 2011 Meltdown, Cost Reach $150 BILLION Radiation levels inside a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear … Continue reading

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PEMEX Fuel Storage Facility Blast Injures Eight

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PEMEX Fuel Storage Facility Blast Injures Eight At least eight people were injured on March 15 by an explosion at a Pemex fuel storage and … Continue reading

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PSA – New Report: How To Define “Worst Credible Process Fire”?

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PSA – New Report: How To Define “Worst Credible Process Fire”? Sintef has been commissioned by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to perform a mapping … Continue reading

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Evacuation From Sakhalin Platform Due To Gas Leak

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Evacuation From Sakhalin Platform Due To Gas Leak Gas leak was detected from Lunskaya-A platform in Lunskoye offshore field on 9 nautical miles from Sakhalin … Continue reading

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Ukraine Ammunition Storage Facility Fire Causes Evacuation Of 20,000

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Ukraine Ammunition Storage Facility Fire Causes Evacuation Of 20,000 https://youtu.be/6dX2HOo_gms Around 20,000 people have been evacuated from the area around the Balakliia ammunition storage facility … Continue reading

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Korea Takes Responsibility For Power Plant Explosion In Vietnam

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Korea Takes Responsibility For Power Plant Explosion In Vietnam Vietnam’s state-owned power provider, EVN said chimney welders caused the explosion that severely injured them both. … Continue reading

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USA – Chlorine Gas Leak Occurs At Olin Chemical Plant

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USA – Chlorine Gas Leak Occurs At Olin Chemical Plant Exactly one month to the day after a massive chlorine leak at the Olin Corporation … Continue reading

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Ukraine – Coal Mine Explosion In Kills Eight

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Ukraine – Coal Mine Explosion In Kills Eight On March 1, a methane explosion killed at least eight coal miners and injured six others some … Continue reading

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Somali Pirates Release Oil Tanker & Crew

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Somali Pirates Release Oil Tanker & Crew MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker earlier this week after five years … Continue reading

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USA – Fire Extinguished at Motiva Refinery

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USA – Fire Extinguished at Motiva Refinery HOUSTON (Reuters) – A fire was extinguished at Motiva Enterprises [MOTIV.UL] 235,000 barrel per day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, … Continue reading

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USA – Fire at Lyondellbasell Refinery

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USA – Fire at Lyondellbasell Refinery HOUSTON Firefighters responded to a fire at the LyondellBasell refinery in east Houston on Wednesday. The fire started at … Continue reading

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Six Killed In Explosion At Indian Ammonia Storage Facility

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Six Killed In Explosion At Indian Ammonia Storage Facility Six people were killed, eight injured and others are feared trapped when a cold storage facility … Continue reading

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Trump Budget Would Eliminate US Chemical Safety Board

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Trump Budget Would Eliminate US Chemical Safety Board The Trump administration’s budget blueprint would scrap the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB), an independent federal agency … Continue reading

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China Rescues 13 From Burning Oil Tanker In East China Sea

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China Rescues 13 From Burning Oil Tanker In East China Sea BEIJING, March 20 (Reuters) – Chinese authorities rescued 13 people from oil tanker Xinglongzhou 569 that … Continue reading

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Canada – Fire At Syncrude Oil Sands Site Extinguished After Two Days

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Canada – Fire At Syncrude Oil Sands Site Extinguished After Two Days CALGARY, Alberta, March 16 (Reuters) – The fire at Syncrude Canada’s oil sands … Continue reading

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US Pipeline Regulator Orders Action Over Leaking Alaska Gas Pipeline

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US Pipeline Regulator Orders Action Over Leaking Alaska Gas Pipeline The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a proposed order that … Continue reading

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Chinese Coal Mine Caves In, Killing 9

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Chinese coal mine caves in, killing 9 workers BEIJING (AP) — The partial collapse of a coal mine in northern China has left nine people … Continue reading

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Firefighter Collapses, 3 Killed In Chemical Fume Leak

Firefighter collapses, 3 workers killed in chemical fume leak A firefighter who tried to rescue three road workers trapped underground remains in the hospital in … Continue reading

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4 Rescued in Gulf of Mexico Oil Fire

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4 Rescued in Gulf of Mexico Oil Fire The Coast Guard and crew members of surrounding vessels were responding to a pre-dawn fire on an … Continue reading

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ADNOC Ruwais Refinery Fire

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ADNOC Ruwais Refinery Fire Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has shut half the capacity at its 800,000 barrels-per-day Ruwais refinery after a fire there last week, … Continue reading

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At Least 10 Killed in Mine Collapse in Eastern India

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At Least 10 Killed in Mine Collapse in Eastern India PATNA, India (AP) — A coal mine collapse in eastern India killed at least 10 … Continue reading

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Pemex Refinery Gas Release Kills One, Injures Two

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Pemex refinery gas release kills one, injures two Mexico’s state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said a worker has been killed in a chemical accident … Continue reading

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Rio – Fire At Petrobras Refinery

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Fire reported at Petrobras refinery in Rio Jan 18 Fire was reported on Wednesday at the Reduc refinery in the state of Rio de Janeiro … Continue reading

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USA – Six Injured Power Station Explosion

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Six injured in Ohio power station explosion Six people were injured on January 10 in an explosion at a power station near Aberdeen, Ohio, upriver … Continue reading

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Iran: 30 Firefighters Killed In Tehran Building Collapse – Video

Iran: 30 firefighters killed in Tehran building collapse – Video Crews were battling the blaze at a high-rise building in Iran when it collapsed live … Continue reading

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CSB Hold Jan 25 Public Business Meeting

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CSB will hold Jan 25 Public Business Meeting The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on January 25, 2017, … Continue reading

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Report: More Than 300 Convicted Over Fraudulent BP Oil Spill Claims

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Report: More Than 300 Convicted Over Fraudulent BP Oil Spill Claims In the nearly seven years since the disastrous Deepwater Horizon explosion, BP paid billions … Continue reading

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Oil & Gas UK Publishes New Guidelines For Use Of Drones Offshore

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Oil & Gas UK publishes new guidelines for use of drones offshore A new publication to help guide the growing use offshore of unmanned aerial … Continue reading

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East China Factory Explosion – 12 Confirmed Dead

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East China Factory Explosion – 12 Confirmed Dead A total of 12 missing people were killed in an explosion on November 8 at a factory … Continue reading

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Explosion At Brazil Chemical Factory Injures 16

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Explosion At Brazil Chemical Factory Injures 16 An explosion in an aerosol factory on the outskirts of Sao Paulo injured at least 16 people, according … Continue reading

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Oil Worker Dies Following Congo Platform Fire

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Oil Worker Dies Following Congo Platform Fire An oil and gas worker has died after a fire occurred on the Foukanda platform, located offshore the … Continue reading

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Road Tanker Explosion Fatalities rise to 80 – 160 Injured

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Road Tanker Explosion Fatalities rise to 80 – 160 Injured Some 80 people died and a further 160 were injured in an explosion and fire … Continue reading

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Dust Explosion At Korean Chemical Plant Kills One, Injures Four

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Dust Explosion At Korean Chemical Plant Kills One, Injures Four A dust explosion in a silo at the Star Chemical company plant in the city … Continue reading

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Third China Mine Explosion In A Week Brings Death Toll To 60

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Third China Mine Explosion In A Week Brings Death Toll To 60 Seven coal miners are confirmed dead and another four still missing after a … Continue reading

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Massive Fire At ENI Refinery In Northern Italy

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Massive Fire At ENI Refinery In Northern Italy A fire broke out at the Sannazzaro de’ Burgondi refinery near Pavia just before 4pm local time … Continue reading

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