Hydrogen refuelling station in Norway explodes, injuring two

The station in Sandvika, Bærum, ran by Nel Hydrogen’s joint venture Uno-X blew up at 17:30 yesterday – the cause is currently unknown

Nuclear waste
Japan struggles to relocate Fukushima nuclear waste

No other regions of Japan have agreed to accommodate toxic soil created in the 2011 meltdown

Uber halts self-driving tests after woman’s death

The company said it is “fully co-operating” with Tempe Police and local authorities as they investigate this incident

China ‘detains nine people’ over power plant accident

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Human error blamed for 80% of offshore accidents

Around 80% of accidents in the offshore oil and gas industry are blamed on human error. According to a new study, human and organisational factors are now widely recognised as the main cause of major oil and gas accidents and initiatives to address risks have only recently been developed. It suggests more needs to be done […]

Saudi oil rig sinks, three bodies recovered

Three oil workers have drowned after an offshore oil platform in Saudi Arabia sank into the ocean on Friday. The platform was in the Safaniya oil field in the Persian Gulf, said to be the largest offshore field in the world. Saudi Arabian oil firm Aramco said the recovered bodies of three missing workers, two […]

US Nuclear One unit online after accident last year

One of the units at a nuclear power plant in the US has returned back to service following a major accident last year. Entergy said the Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO) Unit 1 needed “extensive restoration efforts”, including damage evaluation, repairs to non-nuclear plant components and rescheduling the unit’s refuelling activities. It was necessary following the […]

Woman dies following suspected gas leak

A woman was declared dead after a suspected gas leak in the Scottish borders yesterday. Firefighters set up a cordon and evacuated people from neighbouring houses after there was a smell of gas at a property in Fairhurst Drive in Hawick. A Police Scotland spokesperson said:”[We] can confirm an elderly woman was found dead within […]

BP to pay $4bn for oil spill

Oil giant BP will pay $4 billion (£2.8 billion) over five years for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It struck a deal with the US Department of Justice to resolve all federal criminal charges and claims against the Deepwater Horizon incident. The accident in April, 2010 killed 11 workers and the oil well spewed […]

US miner pronounced dead following fatal accident

A US coal miner was reported dead last week after a fatal accident at an underground mine in West Virginia. The mine has been shut temporarily following the accident. Report suggests the man was hit by material from a side wall in the Kingston #2 mine in West Virginia. He was rushed to hospital where […]