London fire station EV charge points go live

Electric vehicle (EV) charge points at selected London Fire Brigade stations will go live today. They will be available across 71 fire stations and five other brigade sites. Nine will be available to the public in areas including Croydon, East Ham and Edmonton. They can be used via a smartphone by registering for access which […]

US Governor says nuclear plant fire created oil slick

A New York nuclear plant has had a transformer fire and leaked oil into the Hudson River. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo confirmed the oil discharge at Indian Point but “exactly how much, we don’t know” he said. He revealed the initial fire which broke out over the weekend, had been put out but the heat from the transformer […]

Taiwan nuclear reactor ‘shut down after fire’

A reactor at a nuclear power plant in Taiwan has reportedly been forced to shut down after a fire broke out yesterday. Reports claim the fire at the 951MW Maanshan Nuclear Power Plant in Pingtung County was caused by a short-circuited transformer. It was said to have been put out by the plant’s own firefighters […]

Scorched plant Didcot back online

Didcot B gas plant has made a speedy return to service after it was struck by fire a week ago. No one was injured in the fire which raged last Sunday, engulfing one of the cooling towers. However it did not affect the generating units themselves and this morning module 5 began exporting around 50% […]

Fire-hit Didcot power plant due back by Wednesday

The fire-ravaged gas power plant Didcot B could be back up and running by Wednesday, a spokesperson for npower confirmed today. More than 20 fire engines were called to the blaze at the Oxfordshire power station a week ago. A spokesperson for the supplier told ELN: “We hope to get it online by Wednesday… Obviously this […]

Dramatic fire at Didcot power plant

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Blaze at BP refinery

A fire broke out at British oil giant BP’s Whiting refinery in Indiana, USA last night. The blaze began at around 9pm local time with the refinery’s on-site fire team putting it out just before 11pm. A spokesperson told ELN it had “no real impact” on operations, adding it was far too early to know […]

Blaze at recycling waste plant burns for four days

Fire has raged at a London waste recycling plant for four days, devouring 2,500 tonnes of waste. The blaze near Creek Way in Rainham began on Monday morning, with 12 fire engines and 81 firefighters and officers working at the height of the incident. Eight workers left the Frog Island Waste Management Facility, run by Shanks, before […]

Fire at oil refinery in China

A fire broke out at a refinery and petrochemical plant in China this morning, it has been reported. Located near Lanzhou city in the northwest province of Gansu, the facility is said to be owned by oil and gas firm PetroChina. Reports suggest the fire was triggered by a leakage but has been put out […]

Ferrybridge fire under control

The blaze at Ferrybridge coal power station was brought under control “as of this morning”, according to the plant’s owner SSE. Thick clouds of smoke were visible yesterday after the fire began at around 2pm. Around 60 firefighters attended the scene. SSE revealed the “serious fire” may have started in unit 4 of the plant, […]