Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin, India fined $18 million for environmental violations

New Delhi, April 04, 2012 – The Indian Supreme court has reportedly fined Sterlite Copper (a division of Vedanta- a company listed in the UK and a global metals conglomerate) an amount of Rs. 100 crore (approximately $18 million US) for environmental violations. Apparently the plant, a copper smelter, caused groundwater pollution in the area […]

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New CSB Video Titled “Fire in the Valley” documents the Bayer Cropscience accidental explosion at Institute, W.Va. site

Washington, DC, March 21, 2011 – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a new safety video depicting events leading to the August 28, 2008, catastrophic explosion and fire at the Bayer CropScience facility in Institute, WV, that fatally injured two workers. The video is entitled “Fire in the Valley,” a reference to the […]

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BP Oil Spill leak may rise to 100,000 barrels per day

For Hazardous Area Classification, download the practical guide to hazardous area classification now! ————————————————————— May 02, 2010 -It is now feared that the BP Oil Spill leak, from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig disaster may rise to about 100,000 barrels per day in a worst case scenario. This will make it perhaps the second biggest […]

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