Blasts from the past
- $100-Billion Trust Proposed to Settle All Asbestos Claims. Sissell, Kara // Chemical Week;4/30/2003, Vol. 165 Issue 16, p12
Focuses on a plan by companies, insurers, lawmakers, labor unions to create a trust that would settle all asbestos-related personal injury claims in the U.S. as of April 30, 2003. Implication of the plan; Impact of the rising cost of asbestos claims on companies; Details of the trust.
- China environmental crises, costs rising. // Chemical Business;Feb2012, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p18
The article focuses on a report by Chinese officials that environmental accidents are rising, mainly attributed to chemicals industry-related traffic and industrial mishaps.
- Bulletin briefing. // Loss Prevention Bulletin;Feb2006, Vol. 187 Issue 1, p39
The article offers news briefs related to chemical accidents in England. Several people were injured in a major fire when an explosion hit at the Buncefield oil depot in Herfordshire. A chemical firm was fined when two firemen were injured during the blaze when the drums containing lithium...
- Explosion overdue, says the HSE. Robinson, Simon // ICIS Chemical Business;7/10/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 27, p11
The article deals with the need to improve safety at major hazard installations in Great Britain. The British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is concerned at the level of major incidents in recent years at major hazard installations in the country. Speaking at the Tank Storage Association's...
- 20 Years After the Bhopal Tragedy. // Chemical Week;12/15/2004, Vol. 166 Issue 41, p36
Comments on the lessons learned and applied following a tragedy caused by a chemical leak in Bhopal, India. Components of the internal operations of the American Chemistry Council for industrial safety; Challenges being faced by the chemical industry; Need for safety protocols by industry...
- Safety Board, Agencies to Review Reactive Chemicals. Sissell, Kara // Chemical Week;4/23/2003, Vol. 165 Issue 15, p8
Reports on a meeting of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board with government agencies and industry to evaluate whether the agencies should strengthen accident prevention rules to include management of chemicals that could lead to uncontrolled reactions. Requirements of the risk...
- CSB Report Says Poor Oversight Led to ChemFirst Explosion. Sissell, Kara // Chemical Week;10/29/2003, Vol. 165 Issue 39, p40
Reports on the conclusion made by the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board concerning the cause of an explosion at a former ChemFirst aniline plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi in October 2002. Damages brought about by the explosion; Details of the accident.
- Accident Page. // China Chemical Reporter;3/26/2006, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p16
The article presents various industrial accidents in the chemical industry of China. A chemical plant workshop in the Liaoning province of China caught fire caused by oil leakage. A sulfur plant located in the Jiangsu province of China had an explosion that blew the building to pieces. The...
- Final Rule on Worst-Case Scenario Includes Access Restrictions to Data. Hess, Glenn // Chemical Market Reporter;08/14/2000, Vol. 258 Issue 7, p1
Focuses on the United States government ruling that limits public access to sensitive worst-case scenario data about potential accidents at chemical plants and other industrial facilities in the country. Description of the worst-case scenarios; Details of the rule; Requirements for a person who...