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  • Food contamination after the Chernobyl accident

    The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident has been seriously overestimated, while unfounded statements presented as scientific facts have been used to strangle the nuclear industry, according to Russian researchers. Writing in the International Journal of Low Radiation, Sergei Jargin of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow, suggests that the health effects of food ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Food contamination after the Chernobyl accident

    The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident has been seriously overestimated, while unfounded statements presented as scientific facts have been used to strangle the nuclear industry, according to Russian researchers. Writing in the International Journal of Low Radiation, Sergei Jargin of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow, suggests that the health effects of food ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Webinar: Better Incident Management is No Accident

    Safety is the responsibility of the entire organization. But creating a culture of awareness, duty and responsibility amongst your entire employee and contractor base is easier said than done. Dates 17 March at 4pm GMT – 12pm EDT – 30 minutes 31 March at 2pm BST – 9am EDT – 30 minutes During this webinar we will show how ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Accident at Sierra Chemical`s Sparks facility

    Sierra Chemical Company, is deeply saddened to confirm a fatal accident has occurred at the company’s Sparks, NV facility at approximately 8am Pacific Daylight Time, April 25, 2014. The employee was performing a test operation on a 550 gallon bulk (tote) package using compressed air when the tote burst. No other injuries occurred, no material was released and the site has been secured. ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • MagneGas Statement on Accident at Tarpon Springs Facility

    MagneGas Corporation (NASDAQ: MNGA) today provided the following statement regarding an accident at the Company's Tarpon Springs, Florida facility: "The company today experienced an accident at its Tarpon Springs facility. Tragically, a member of our employee family was killed. Our deep sympathy goes out to the immediate family and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all friends. ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

  • Fracking accident kills 1, injures 2 in Colorado

    An accident at a hydraulic fracturing site in northern Colorado killed one worker and seriously injured two othersThursday, authorities said. The three men were trying to heat a frozen high-pressure water line at the oil or gas well site when it ruptured, Weld County sheriff's Sgt. Sean Standridge said. One man was hit by a stream of water and died from ...


    By Associated Press

  • Maritime safety: towards better prevention of maritime accidents

    On 11 March 2009 the European Parliament finally approved the third package of measures for maritime safety after the agreement reached in conciliation last December and approval by the Council. 'I am particularly satisfied with the agreement reached between the Parliament and the Council. It is a significant step towards improved prevention of maritime accidents and increased accountability of ...


    By European Commission

  • The gulf of Mexico oil spill: an accident waiting to happen

    It"s hard to believe now, as oil from the wrecked Deepwater Horizon well encroaches on the Louisiana marshes. But it was only six weeks ago that President Obama announced a major push to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. Obama"s commitment to lift a moratorium on offshore drilling reflected the widely-held belief that offshore oil operations, once perceived as dirty and dangerous, were now so ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Accident kills seven at one of the world`s largest hydropower stations

    Two water ducts appear to have collapsed in Russia's largest hydro-electricity station killing seven workers and hitting the area's industry. The Sayano-Shushenskaya power station in Siberia, which on power generation is the world's fourth largest station, water ducts three and four collapsed, flooding part of the station. The Russian government believes another 11 workers were also injured ...

  • New pipeline safety rule pending after increase in accidents

    A long-delayed rule to strengthen safety requirements for pipelines that move oil and other hazardous liquids will be unveiled this month following a recent surge in accidents, the U.S. government's pipeline safety administrator said Friday. More than five years in the making, the rule will determine if extra safety measures required in environmentally sensitive and populated areas should be ...


    By Associated Press

  • Feds: Proposed pipeline rules could have prevented accidents

    New federal rules proposed for pipelines that carry oil and other hazardous liquids could have prevented more than 200 accidents since 2010, including a Michigan rupture that ranks as the costliest onshore spill in U.S. history, federal officials said. The U.S. Transportation Department proposal announced Thursday covers more than 200,000 ...


    By Associated Press

  • DOE Finalizes WIPP Fire Investigation Report

    Today, the Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the accident investigation report for the underground mine fire involving a salt haul truck at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. “The Accident Investigation Board report is a thorough examination of the events that led to the fire ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Investigation Report

    Today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the initial accident investigation report related to the Feb. 14 radiological release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Investigation far from over in Houston oil spill

    The barge operator that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into the Houston Ship Channel, closing one of the nation's busiest seaports for several days, will be fined by Texas regulators regardless of the outcome of state and federal investigations. Investigators are still trying to pinpoint the cause of last weekend's accident involving a barge owned by Houston-based Kirby Inland ...


    By Associated Press

  • US investigates North Carolina coal ash spill

    Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill into a North Carolina river, demanding that Duke Energy and state regulators hand over reams of documents related to the accident that left a waterway polluted with tons of toxic sludge. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Raleigh issued grand jury subpoenas seeking records from Duke and the North ...


    By Associated Press

  • Investigation: EPA, state underestimated spill potential

    Federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a toxic blowout from a Colorado mine, despite warnings more than a year earlier that a large-volume spill of wastewater was possible, an internal government investigation released Wednesday found. The regulators wrongly concluded there was little or no pressure from the millions of gallons of water trapped inside the inactive Gold King ...


    By Associated Press

  • US Department of Labor`s OSHA cites Broan Nu-Tone Storage Solutions in Cleburne, Texas, following amputation accident

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Broan Nu-Tone Storage Solutions LP for one alleged willful and four alleged serious violations following the amputation of a worker's hand at the company's Cleburne worksite. Proposed penalties total USD 91,000. OSHA's Fort Worth Area Office began its investigation on Aug. 27 at the company's facility ...

  • Company to Pay Fine for Chemical Accident Prevention Violations in Sandwich, Mass. and E. Providence, R.I.

    A cold storage and ice manufacturing company has agreed to pay penalties of $225,000 to settle claims by EPA that the company violated federal Clean Air Act requirements meant to prevent chemical releases relating to its use of ammonia at facilities located in East Providence, R.I., and Sandwich, Mass. According to EPA’s complaint, JP Lillis Enterprises, which does business under the trade ...

  • DOT proposes $466,200 fine following Kansas pipeline failure investigation

    The Department of Transportation has proposed a $466,200 fine to Enterprise Products Operating LLC for alleged violations of federal pipeline safety regulations. The fine follows the DOT"s investigation into the pipeline company’s September 2007 failure near Englewood, Kan. "Today"s action reinforces a message the department has communicated for years to owners and operators of pipeline ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Court: Chemical Safety Board can investigate offshore spills

    In a case with potentially far-reaching consequences, a federal appeals court has again found that the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has the authority to investigate the causes of offshore oil spills. The board has been looking into the catastrophic blowout of a BP PLC well five years ago in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the nation's worst offshore oil spill. The ruling - ...


    By Associated Press

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