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Foundation rebukes Equinor after fire

Lack of maintenance became the catalyst leading to a fire at Equinor's Melkøya plant in September, states environmental foundation Bellona in a new report.

According to Bellona, new Equinor CEO Anders Opedal bears part of the responsibility for the fire at the Melkøya plant, as he was previously COO at the Norwegian oil giant. Photo: Ntb Scanpix/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Gross negligence and an increasingly weakened safety culture.

Those are the main critiques of Equinor's Melkøya facility from Norwegian environmental foundation Bellona.

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