Shell must pay a fine of 2.5 million euros for an explosion on the company's Moerdijk site in 2014, the court in Den Bosch ruled on Monday. According to the court, the oil- and gas giant did not take sufficient measures to prevent such a major incident, NU.nl reports.
The police discovered a large crystal meth lab on a cargo river boat in Moerdijk on Friday afternoon. The boat turned out to be booby-trapped. While the police were raiding it on Friday night, the boat suddenly started sinking.
A total of four men were arrested, three of whom are from Mexico. So far the police said nothing about the suspects' backgrounds, but according to De Telegraaf they may be tied to a Mexican drug cartel.
The police found dozens of stowaways on the industrial estate in Moerdijk this week. A total of 32 were found on Wednesday, and another seven on Tuesday. Undocumented migrants are often found in Moerdijk, trying to get to England via the seaport in the Noord-Brabant town, NOS reports.
The police found eight stowaways in a truck near Moerdijk, Noord-Brabant on Tuesday. They were taken to a police station for further investigation.
Police officers searched the truck after the driver reported that there may be people hiding inside, according to RTL Nieuws. The stowaways were taken out of the truck at the Streepland parking lot along the A16/A59.
At this stage nothing is known about the identity of the people or where they come from. The police believe they are asylum seekers trying to cross Europe illegally, according to the broadcaster.
Chemical manufacturer Erca in Moerdijk was fined 75 thousand euros for not complying with safety regulations, resulting in an employee sustaining severe burns in 2014
On Friday the court in Den Bosch sentenced three executives of collapsed chemical company Chemie-Pack to community service and suspended prison sentences for their part in a massive chemical fire at their company in 2011. The company will also have to pay a fine of 730 thousand euros
Two employees at Shell Moerdijk were dismissed and sanctions were imposed against six others because of the 27.7 ton toxic gas leak at the plant between November and January, according to Union FNV. The gas leak poses no long- or short term risks for public health, according to a study done by the public health service and the RIVM
The Public Health Service is launching an investigation into the cancer rate in the Brabant village of Klundert, near the Shell Moerdijk plant. Though there is no hard figures yet, most doctors feel that the cancer rate in the village is unusually high.
A small fire at Shell Moerdijk caused a red glow in the air that concerned local residents on Wednesday night. According to the fire department, the red glow was caused by flaring, which they used to get the small fire quickly under control.
Shell Moerdijk should be more critical on safety risks, the Dutch Safety Board concludes in its report on the explosion at the company on June 3rd last year. Two people were injured and a significant amount of damage was caused.
The recycling company Remondis Argentia in Moerdijk, where a large fire broke out on Tuesday, were recently warned that that there was a serious explosion risk in the company.
On Wednesday the police found nearly 200 kilograms of cocaine in a container of a company in the harbor of Moerdijk.
The explosion last June at Shell’s manufacturing plant in Moerdijk that left two people injured, was caused by excess pressure in a reactor, an internal investigation has shown.
The damage left after the explosion of a reactor and subsequent fire at the Shell site in Moerdijk are "significant", according to Shell Moerdijk director Paul Buijsingh. There may be millions of euros in damage. Buijsingh is expecting that the recovery will take a long time.
The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident at the Shell site in Moerdijk, where an explosion on Tuesday night resulted in a fire.
A soil sample taken from the grounds at the Moerdijk Shell reactor after the fire last night, shows traces of heavy metals. This was announced by the Fire Department South-Holland via Twitter.
A large-scale fire raged at the Shell site in Moerdijk, Brabant last night after an explosion in a disused reactor. Mayor Jac Klijs reports that two people have been injured. According to the municipality, the area is now safe, and the fire has been put out.