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Incinerator Bottom Ash

December 2017 - The UK MAIB published report on the investigation of the explosion of gas released from a cargo of unprocessed incinerator bottom ash on Nortrader at anchorage in Plymouth Sound on 13 January 2017.
The MAIB investigation established that the explosions were caused by the ignition of hydrogen gas released from the cargo. The investigation also found that the testing protocols in place for assessing if the waste was capable of producing fammable gases were inappropriate and inadequate.