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Tougher Track Rules on Dangerous Goods Freight

15th June 2015

The increasing number of rail derailment is becoming a safety concern and pushing government bodies to implement tougher maintenance standards and stricter inspections for railroad tracks. This, to prevent derailments of freight trains, especially those carrying hazardous materials such as volatile crude oil.

Recent Australian Mining Accidents

15th May 2015

Mining has been one of the most important industries in Australia. It made great impacts not only on the national economy but in immigration patterns as well. In early 1840s, silver and copper began to be mined and in 1851, deposits of gold was discovered in New South Wales and Victoria.

41 Airlines in Thailand Need Re-Certification By July

15th May 2015

Thailand - The Transport of Ministry aims to solve aviation safety problems, which have been becoming urgent because of the alarming increase in air disasters in the past few weeks. This includes using Article 44 to recertify 41 airlines before July of this year.

Thieves Stole Dangerous Goods Materials by Accident

5th May 2015

Thieves are at it again; stealing dangerous good products by accident. Last April 17 in Mexico City, it was reported that there were car thieves who stole a container from a truck not knowing what was really inside.  Unknown amongst them, the container consists of a dangerous radioactive isotope called Iridium 192 which is commonly used in industrial radiography for non-destructive testing and medical x-rays. 

Australian Mine Project Being Defended by Indian Multinational Company Adani

16th April 2015

In Melbourne, Australia, the Carmichael Mine of Indian multinational company, Adani, was defended in the Queensland court as a project that would not directly affect the world’s largest coral reef system, which is the Great Barrier Reef. A case was filed against the 16.5 billion dollar project by an environmental lobby that believes that the extracting of coals of the Carmichael Mine will have a terrible effect on the said natural reef, causing environmental, economic, and social problems.

Qantas and Jetstar Prohibits Lithium Ion Batteries

16th March 2015

Following an internal safety assessment, Qantas and Jetstar will no longer accept shipments of UN34Following an internal safety assessment, Qantas and Jetstar will no longer accept shipments of UN3480 lithium ion batteries. This restriction will take effect on 1 April 2015.80 lithium ion batteries. This restriction will take effect on 1 April 2015.

Safety Reforms Focusing More on Dangerous Goods

2nd March 2015

There are currently six sets of regulations on dangerous goods handling and transportation in Western Australia. In a few months time, these will be consolidated in one uniform reform, whose goal is to enhance safety, Bill Marmion, Mines and Petroleum Minister, announced recently.


 

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