Four die in Chinese hydropower tunnel collapse

Four people have died after a tunnel undergoing construction collapsed at a hydropower station in China. The accident took place at 2am yesterday at a power station in the province of Jiangxi, east China being built by Jiangxi Water and Hydropower Construction Company said Xinhua news agency, citing local authorities. The building firm has previously worked […]

Deadly earthquake strikes near Iran’s nuclear plant

A large earthquake near Iran’s sole nuclear power plant Bushehr (pictured) yesterday killed at least four people, according to local media, while new reports suggest the death toll has risen to 30. The 6.1 magnitude quake was registered at 4.22pm local time (11.52 GMT) by the Seismological centre of Bushehr province, the Iranian news agency Fars […]

Gulf of Mexico-style leaks continue to drop

The number of offshore oil and gas leaks which caused the major blowout at BP’s Macondo rig in 2010 is continuing to drop, new safety statistics revealed today. The total number of major and significant hydrocarbon releases in 2011/12 fell to 52 compared to 73 last year, the lowest releases for the last ten years, […]