N-Power Plants: Boon or Bane?
May06

N-Power Plants: Boon or Bane?

Nuclear power plants have come to stay despite their potential to cause health hazards, and, all the more so, when something like the Chernobyl happens. This is because the humanity is badly in need of atomic energy for survival in the context of depletion of many other natural energy sources. The following is an analytical overview based on expert opinions on the pros and cons of having nuclear power plants as a major source of...

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Have we really learnt lessons from Bhopal?
Feb02

Have we really learnt lessons from Bhopal?

The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, of 1984, is considered as the world’s worst industrial disaster. It claimed nearly 4,000 lives, wounded several thousands and maimed a generation that followed. It shook the entire industrial world. But, the pertinent question is whether we have really learnt any lessons from Bhopal.  The answer is a depressing no. The tragedy was virtually a wakeup call especially for...

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Chemical Warehouse Calamities: It’s High Time We Learnt from Mistakes!
Nov04

Chemical Warehouse Calamities: It’s High Time We Learnt from Mistakes!

Warehousing is too often seen as a comparatively low-risk activity compared with chemical manufacture. However, when incidents occur, it can be expensive, attract much adverse publicity for the industry, and have readily avoidable causes. A Health, Safety and Environmental study of the most costly accidents in the chemical industry in last 20 years following the Flixborough disaster found that, 6 of the top 20 were associated with...

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Facebook Created a Safety Check Tool for Disasters!
Nov03

Facebook Created a Safety Check Tool for Disasters!

Facebook Inc. is launching a tool called, “Safety Check” to let users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool will be available worldwide to the social networks of about 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic “feature” phones many people still use to access Facebook, especially in developing countries. People already use Facebook to tell people they...

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