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gas pipeline
Oct 10 '18 08:28

A criminal investigation into NAM was launched because of the leak of toxic natural gas condensate into a canal in Farmsum, Groningen, the State supervisor on mines SodM announced. A stain of natural gas condensate has been floating in the canal since Thursday, NU.nl reports.

Natural gas condensate is a byproduct of natural gas extraction. It is a very toxic substance. It leaked into the canal after a drip tray in which the condensate was collected overflowed, according to the newspaper.

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Sep 14 '18 10:10

The Friesland Campina plant in Lochem in Gelderland had to be evacuated on Friday morning because nitric acid leaked from a container. A neighboring company was also evacuated as a precaution, ANP reports.

The fire brigade used a water screen to control the leaked acid and managed to close the leak. A cloud of nitric acid spread through the area, but has now settled, according to the local safety office. The danger has passed.

A specialist company was called in to clean up the spill. 

Brandweer
May 31 '18 08:16

Emergency services evacuated 11 homes in the Rotterdam district of Kralingen-West on Wednesday night. Earlier that evening a water pipe broke on Oudedijk, flooding the the homes' cellars and foundations and prompting concerns that the homes may be unstable, RTL Nieuws reports.

Crime scene tape
May 29 '18 07:38

A leaking sprinkler system in a fireworks depot sent emergency services rushing to the Noord-Brabant village of Ulicoten on Monday night. As water in combination with fireworks can cause an explosion, a wide area around the bunker was closed down, Omroep Brabant reports.

Water ended up in two of the three bunkers. "Experts are investigating whether a dangerous situation has arisen and what the effect of a possible explosion in the bunker would be", a spokesperson for the local safety office said to Omroep Brabant. 

Industrial area Chemelot in Geleen
Dec 6 '17 10:20

Emergency services responded to the Chemelot industrial estate near Geleen on Wednesday morning after an alarm was triggered for an ammonia leak. A number of streets in the neighboring district of Lindenheuvel are closed to traffic as a precaution, 1Limburg reports.

The toxic substance leaked around 7:45 a.m., according to the newspaper. Ambulances and fire brigade measuring teams responded. Nobody was injured, and firefighters measured no risky quantities of the hazardous substance around the industrial estate.

Erik Akerboom
Aug 24 '17 14:40

Someone within the police deliberately l of a man who crashed his car into a group of pedestrians at Amsterdam Central Station in June to website Geenstijl, National Police Chief Erik Akerboom said in an email to all police officers on Thursday, NU.nl reports.

Police officers on the street
Aug 23 '17 08:16

On Tuesday website GeenStijl published a screenshot of the online police system showing the name and ethnicity of a driver that . The Amsterdam police is shocked by this leak. They believe that a police officer must have sent the information to the controversial news site and promise to get to the bottom of it, the Volkskrant reports.

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Aug 1 '17 16:00

Jos van Winsen, director of the Shell refinery in Pernis, Rotterdam, offered his apologies on Tuesday for over the past days. "We are extremely sorry, this is not what we are", Van Winsen said to RTV Rijnmond.

Shell Pernis in Rotterdam
Aug 1 '17 07:45

Emergency services responded en masse to the Shell Pernis refinery in Rotterdam on Monday night after a leak of hydrofluoric acid was discovered. Less than 48 hours earlier, emergency services also responded to the refinery when a short circuit in a high voltage cable caused a fire, NU.nl reports.

A very low concentration of the hazardous substance leaked when flushing pipes, according to the local safety office. The leak was discovered around 10:15 p.m. By 00:30 a.m. the Shell staff managed to close the leak. The acid did not leak off the Shell premises.

Feb 4 '16 07:23

Some 25 tons of the toxic gas ethylene oxide leaked into the the atmosphere from the Shell installation in Moerdijk, the oil giant discovered on Wednesday last week. According to the company, there is no danger to public health

Jan 21 '15 17:59

Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD walk on the leash of USA's National Security Agency (NSA) and are "extremely docile" and seen as "subordinates", says former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden in an interview to Volkskrant and Nieuwsuur.

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Jan 14 '15 18:41

Thirty-five people were pulled from their vehicles by rescue workers after a truck loaded with hydrochloric acid was rear ended. The prompting a large-scale emergency response that shut highways and railways.

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Aug 11 '14 10:54

Personal details such as name, address and account number of OV-chip card users who have an account on ov-chipkaart.nl, are sometimes visible online to other users. These details can also be changed, the NRC reports.

Water Museum
Jul 29 '14 09:44

The Water Museum in Arnhem has to stay closed on Tuesday due to - irony of ironies - flooding. One visitor said that the museum is honoring its name of "experience museum."

iCloud
May 21 '14 12:00

A gang of Dutch-Moroccan hackers, operating under the name Doulci, have somehow managed to crack Apple security, which makes it easy to unlock stolen iPhones. Apple's online storage service iCloud has never been hacked before. It is used by almost 400 million people, the Telegraaf reports.

Internet Explorer
Apr 29 '14 11:50

After a bug was discovered in Internet Explorer, the Dutch police have recommended people not use the browser unless they have no alternative, and then only "in extensively secured mode."

Apr 21 '14 16:03

A large hole was created in the road surface in the Rodedorp in Zierikzee on Monday after a water pipe broke underground.

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