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Caltex faces $2m fine for petrol leak
Oct 16- Caltex Australia faces a fine of as much as $2 million for an uncontrolled discharge of about 170,000 litres of petrol at its Banksmeadow Terminal at Port Botany in July last year.
ATP hit with $1m spill fine
Oct 16- A subsidiary of bankrupt US independent ATP Oil & Gas has been handed a $1 million fine for a 2012 oil spill and attempt to cover it up with a chemical dispersant near a platform that has since been decommissioned.
Pa. fines western Pa. company over tank explosion
Oct 14- State environmental regulators are fining a western Pennsylvania company over a 2013 explosion that killed a contractor.
ExxonMobil blames fire on cleaning companies
Oct 12- After a company cleaned equipment at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont refinery, a fire erupted, causing substantial damage, according to a recently filed lawsuit.
OSHA Cites Haverhill Chemicals in Fatality
Oct 11- Following the death of an employee at Haverhill Chemicals LLC, OSHA has cited the manufacturer for 21 serious and two other-than-serious safety violations, according to a news release.
Three injured in mill blast
Oct 10- Adam did not know how many employees worked at the mill and said he couldn't comment on what the working conditions are like at the plant.
Viewpoints: California is leading the way on oil refinery safety
Oct 9- California is poised for a major breakthrough in making its oil refineries much safer for workers and the public.
Fatal explosion at Rotherham waste plant ‘caused by neglect’
Oct 9- Management at a Rotherham recycling plant where a man was killed by an explosion were said to put ‘production before safety’, a court heard.
TCEQ probes Flint Hills sulfur leak
Oct 8- State officials are expected to investigate the cause and long-term effects of a leak of sulfur dioxide at a Flint Hills Resources plant Tuesday night.
Inquiry after fire at nuclear plant
Oct 8- An investigation is to take place after a small fire at a nuclear plant.
Oil train wrecks across nation put Rocklin on alert
Oct 8- The U.S. and Canada have together experienced seven sizable accidents in the last two years involving oil shipped across rail lines...
Chevron Phillips Port Arthur fire hits $300mn
Oct 6- The flash fire that broke out at the Chevron Phillips refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, on 7 July is likely to be a $300mn insured loss, according to energy market sources.
EMA under fire months after oil spills- Residents still suffering—MP
Oct 6- La Brea MP Fitzgerald Jeffrey is calling for independent environmentalists to monitor communities stricken by oil spills attributed to State-owned Petrotrin.
US Steel plant in Fairfield has had 14 serious safety violations since 2002
Oct 2- WBRC reported that an explosion at the Fairfield Works US Steel plant has left many wondering what happened and if it could have been prevented.
Honeywell Alarm Management Technology Making Plants and Pipelines Safer, More Productive
Oct 1- The number of alarms can often overwhelm operators, a problem that leads to lower production and increased safety incidents that cost the process industry billions of dollars every year, according to the Abnormal Situation Management® (ASM) Consortium, an industry group dedicated to advancing process technology.
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