Six workers exposed to radiation at Fukushima plant

Workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have been exposed to radioactive material following a leak. Plant operator Tepco said one of the employees “took off a joint of a pipe by mistake” connected to a water treatment system, which led to toxic water spilling on him and a few others. A total of […]

Shell says oil spill in Nigeria’s Delta is being contained

Shell says an oil spill in Nigeria’s Delta is being contained after a leak was found in one its pipelines. The Nigerian military’s Joint Task Force (JTF) discovered the spill near Adamakiri in Rivers State whilst searching for illegal oil refiners in the area. In a statement the JTF is reported to have said: “An […]

More radioactive water leaks at Fukushima

The utility company in charge of the Fukushima nuclear power plant (pictured) has reported another setback in its struggle to stop radioactive water escaping the plant. Toyko Electric Power Company (TEPCO) says around 300 tonnes of radioactive water leaked through an open valve from a storage container into surrounding soil, according to reports. The storage […]

Thai oil leak threatens beauty spot Koh Samet

Around 50 litres of crude oil which leaked into the Gulf of Thailand over the weekend have reportedly reached the shore and threaten to tarnish a Thai beauty spot. White-suited workers were yesterday frantically trying to stop too much oil reaching the Koh Samet island after a pipeline carrying crude oil leaked as much as […]

Toxic water leak at Japan’s nuclear plant

Radioactive water was found leaking at Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant earlier today. A statement released by the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), said the contaminated water could have leaked into the ground from one of the plant’s storage tanks. The underground tanks store radioactive water that has been used in the plant’s cooling […]

North Sea oil leak shuts down pipeline

A leak at an oil platform in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland has forced a pipeline and at least eight platforms to close and affected 27 oil fields, it was confirmed yesterday. The leak at the Cormorant Alpha oil platform (pictured) which is located 232 miles offshore from Peterhead and 94 miles from […]

Total plugs Elgin leak

French oil and gas firm Total has confirmed it has stopped the gas leak at its Elgin platform 240km from Aberdeen in the North Sea. The operation, which began on May 15th, involved pumping heavy mud into the leaking well. According to Total the leak was stopped 12 hours later. The well had been leaking […]

Revamp water networks should be first step for drought issue

Every day 3.3 billion litres of water is lost in the UK through leaking pipes. With DEFRA calling an emergency water summit this week, one company say there needs to be a change in the way our water networks are managed. Adam Kingdon CEO of technology specialist i2O Water said: “This drought should be a […]

US reactor shut down after leak revealed

A nuclear reactor in California was shut down last night after a leak was found in a steam generation tube. The reactor supplies 1.1GW of energy and is one of a pair that provides enough power for 1.4 million average households in southern California. The plant’s operators were confident there was no threat caused by […]

BP shuts down small oil leak off Shetlands

BP shut down oil production at an oil field around 200km to the west of the Shetlands on Sunday. The British oil producer confirmed the leak was caused by a hairline fracture to a fitting on a subsea pipeline on the Foinaven Field. BP said in a statement: “The Coastguard, Police, HSE and DECC were […]