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breezy, December 11, 2012
Posted July 30, 2013
UPDATE on Florida..and we've had another explosion and fire in Sedgwick, Kansas.
Massive explosions rock central Fla. gas plant
Blue Rhino Propane Plant Tavares, Lake County, Florida Explosion and FireCredit: Instagram.com/wayde52#
"TAVARES, FLA. — A series of explosions rocked a central Florida propane gas plant and sent "boom after boom after boom" through the neighborhood around it. Eight people were injured, with at least four in critical condition.
John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff's Office said early Tuesday that no one died despite massive blasts that ripped through the Blue Rhino propane plant late Monday night. Officials initially scrambled to find more than a dozen employees after the explosions.
"Management is comfortable saying all of those they knew were there tonight have been accounted for," he said.
Tavares Fire Chief Richard Keith said possible causes of the explosion may be either equipment malfunction or possibly human error. Sabotage was not suspected."
Blue Rhino gas plant explosion
( Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel / July 30, 2013 )
Explosions At Blue Rhino Propane Plant In Central Tavares Florida
Sedgwick Business Continues To Burn Following Earlier Explosions
July 30, 2013
"Firefighters from several agencies continue to a fire at a business near the Harvey and Sedgwick County line.
A fire broke out Tuesday morning at Green Energy Products, located at 250 East Industrial Drive in the Harvey County town of Sedgwick. The company produces biofuels, and witnesses reported hearing several explosions around 8 a.m."
Fire damages Green Energy Products in Sedgwick
WICHITA, Kansas — A fire and several explosions tore through the Green Energy Products facility in the town of Sedgwick around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The plant is located in the 200 block of Industrial Drive.
Flames and thick black smoke were seen shooting several feet into the air.
Then you all might want to check in with jumpingjackflash again. He updated his site on 7/28/13 and it's pretty impressive info.
I suppose they have to vent all the gas somehow so they can have a reason to use
the "fracked Gas" just a totally out there thought.. It has always played on my mind
the rush to mine the gas who or ware was it all going... I thought the new aliens
space craft must have been filling up on GAS as they passed by.....
OMG maybe we have become a GAS station franchise.... sorry in a weird frame of
mind seeing aliens filling up buying the odd MARs bar etc before going on there
caravan holiday to Alpha Centauri ... :P
Nothing worse than running out of gas and having to hitch to the next largest town...
OMG phillip you just gave me a very visual visual of what you spoke about...LOL LOL LOL thanks
Posted July 31, 2013
LOL I just had a look at that jumpingjackflash website. That guy is a scaremongerer with a big imagination.
Here is a quote from his site. " Hydrogen sulfide is being absorbed into tire rubber and brake pads. Then when brakes are applied, an unusual amount of heat is generated, since hydrogen sulfide burns very hot. Then bad things can happen: tires explode or ignite, brakes burn out or ignite, fluid lines rupture, the entire vehicle goes up in flames, or all of the above..."
As an A grade mechanic I just laughed at this over-dramatic BS.
I think he lives with fairies. (as in fairy tales)
Posted August 5, 2013
'Explosive mix' caused blast at Mexico oil firm Pemex
August 2, 2013
Emergency services dug for days and used sniffer dogs in search for survivors
An official inquest says the explosion that killed 37 people in January at the headquarters of state oil firm Pemex, in Mexico City, was caused by a mix ofmethane gas and solvent vapours.
"The gas build-up in the basement rose from the soil and combined with the vapour of solvents used in maintenance.
The initial spark was caused by an electrical or mechanical source, experts say.
They also blamed faulty building design for the basement's poor ventilation.
The methane is believed to have come up from the soil underneath.
"[The gas came] either from oil spills by the Huasteca Petroleum Company, which occupied the site until the 1930s, or from the gas storage warehouse from Mexico City's administration, a building which also was located there," the report reads.
The experts say the methane would not have built up in the basement if the building had had proper ventilation.
So now what they are trying to say, is that previous OIL SPILLS that took place on that property was responsible for the buildup of methane under the building. hmmm. now think of all the property world wide that has had oil spilled on it. Is methane building up under all of it, or is this just a ploy to explain methane escaping all over the world??
Posted August 14, 2013
Pipeline Explosion Lights Up Illinois Sky; No Injuries
August 13, 2013
"ERIE, Ill. (AP) — A fuel pipeline exploded beneath a western Illinois cornfield, sending flames hundreds of feet into the sky and leaving a 15-foot-deep crater before pipeline crews were able to stem the flow of fuel and bring the fire under control, authorities said.
Nobody was injured in the explosion, which was reported around 11:15 p.m. Monday near the town of Erie, 27 miles northeast of Davenport, Iowa. Dozens of residents were evacuated from their homes as a precaution and the flames could be seen for dozens of miles, fire officials said. Most residents were allowed to return by early Tuesday morning.
Residents reported hearing a loud blast, said Erie Fire Chief Doug Rutledge, who said the hole created by the explosion was about 20 feet wide and 40 feet long.
"It had a roar like a jet engine," with flames as high as 250 feet, Rutledge told the Daily Gazette in Sterling, Ill. "It was something else."
Indian Navy submarine INS Sindhurakshak catches fire, 18 sailors feared trapped
"Mumbai: A huge explosion accompanied by a fire rocked an Indian Navy submarine docked in the high security Naval dockyard early on Wednesday, officials said. At least 18 people are feared trapped in the vessel.The blast followed by a fire occurred shortly after midnight on the INS Sindhurakshak submarine. Many sailors on board the submarine reportedly jumped off to safety.
"There is likelihood of some personnel being trapped inside. The details are being ascertained," an official defence ministry statement issued at 3.15 a.m. said.
The details of other casualty figures were not immediately available though some injured sailors have been rushed to naval hospital INHS Ashvini in Colaba.The cause of the explosion and blaze, as well as the extent of damage to the submarine and naval properties, is still not known.
Your post *53
I liken it to us being the Supermarket, and the ET's make a stop over to Earth to pick up supplies on their way to wherever it is that they are going.
You know Gas, Oil, Gold & precious metals, even Food stuffs of all kinds including Humans, even NexEd's Loosh,
We are the produce and everything on this Earth is too.
Payment is not necessary but if you would like to leave a tip feel free !!
Just try not to scare the animals too much whilst going about your business LoL
You get my drift i'm sure.
Posted August 15, 2013
Multiple injuries in chemical facility explosion The Red Cross says they are providing assistance to those in the area of a massive fire caused by an explosion inside an industrial park off Madison Highway in Valdosta.The Valdosta Fire Chief reports three people were taken to the hospital with injuries from the blast. Their conditions were not immediately available. No fatalities have been reported.Officials say they first received a call at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday to the Perma-Fix Environmental Services near Industrial Boulevard. Plumes of smoke and flames could be seen more than one hundred feet in the air.City officials say more than 40 firefighters and other emergency crews initially responded to the scene. The Valdosta facility, Perma-Fix of South Georgia is a waste treatment facility that processes and disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous waste liquid, solids and sludges. http://www.walb.com/story/23137707/massive-industrial-fire http://valdostadailytimes.com/local/x1981935857/Explosions-blast-local-Industrial-Park .
Posted August 16, 2013
Breaking: Fertilizer Plant has Chemical Release in St. James Parish
August 14, 2013
CONVENT –A fertilizer plant in St. James Parish reported a chemical release today after a power outage at the facility..
According to an incident report, the Mosaic Fertilizer Plant reported the release of sulfur dioxide after an outage at 10:15 a.m., but said there were no injuries. State Police said two workers were treated at the scene, but weren't taken to the hospital. The report said plant workers were sheltering in place at the facility, and the plant was shut down. A worker told News 2, man were being sent home for the day.
St.James Parish is right next to Assumption Parish - to the east- MAP
Posted August 20, 2013
Explosion in Boathouse at NJ Navy Base Injures 8
The U.S. Navy says an explosion during boat maintenance at a New Jersey base has injured 8 sailors and civil employees, and one person is hurt seriously.
Tanker catches fire after explosion in Harvey, officials say
Jefferson Parish officials said an explosion happened at a loading dock in Harvey involving a tanker.Read more: http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/tanker-catches-fire-after-explosion-in-harvey-officials-say/-/9853400/21543880/-/a069u8/-/index.html#ixzz2cWuxELCq
One injured in explosion at plant on West Bank
One man was injured in an explosion on the West Bank at a dock along the Mississippi River in the Harvey area.
The Kinder Morgan plant, a natural gas and petroleum facility, near 4th Street and Destrehan Avenue in Harvey. One person has been injured, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
Pipeline Explosion, Fire Reported In Pittsburg County
Authorities in Pittsburg County have reported an explosion and fire at a pipeline near Kiowa.
A Kiowa Police dispatcher confirmed there was an explosion and a fire was still burning, but could provide no other details.
Posted September 1, 2013
Blasts blow off manhole covers in downtown Detroit
Authorities say an underground explosion has caused damage and disruptions in downtown Detroit.
The city's Homeland Security and Emergency Management report Saturday morning's explosion happened at an underground electrical substation
Posted September 19, 2013
Fire, Explosions At Danlin Chemical Plant Near Thomas
People were forced to leave their homes late Wednesday night when a fire led to explosions at a plant in the town of Thomas in Custer County.
Someone called 911 just before midnight after hearing the blasts at the Danlin facility. The plant produces chemicals used in oilfield productions.
A News 9 photographer was on the scene quickly, and heard explosions and saw large flames and smoke shooting at least 100 feet into the air.
Posted September 26, 2013
Large explosion at chemical company east of London
Sept. 26, 2013
West THURROCK: explosion at chemical company; warning to resident to stay indoors 26/09/2013The Fire Service and other emergency services are at the scene of a chemical incident in Stoness Road, West Thurrock where there is believed to have been an explosion at Industrial Chemicals Ltd. There are no reports of any casualties at this time.Police are asking that anyone who lives in the area stay indoors and keeps their windows and doors closed. There are reports of a strong chlorine smell in the area.
Posted October 1, 2013
UC Berkeley Evacuated After Explosion
"An explosion has been reported on the University of California at Berkeley Monday evening and the campus has been ordered to evacuate, emergency officials said.
A power outage was reported earlier in the evening and classes were canceled and students were told to suspend lab activity and leave the academic buildings, campus emergency officials said.'
UC Berkeley explosion, power outage may be related to copper theft, officials say
9/30 By David DeBolt and Erin Ivie Staff writers
"BERKELEY -- Four people suffered minor burns and a mandatory evacuation was ordered on the UC Berkeley campus Monday after an explosion and a campuswide power outage that may be related to thieves who ripped valuable copper wire out of the university's electrical system, officials said.
The outage was first reported at 4:45 p.m., officials said. Around 6:30 p.m., as workers tried to fix the outage, an explosion was reported in an electrical vault outside California Hall in the heart of campus.
The explosion occurred as crews attempted to turn the power back on, said campus spokesman Dan Mogulof. The explosion was about two stories high and about as wide as a two lane street, he added.
"It was a fireball,"said Christine Shaff, communications director for facility services, who was near the explosion when it happened.
Posted October 2, 2013
The explosion even had red evil eyes - creepy !!
Posted October 9, 2013
Explosion investigated in Harper County
Witnesses: Glow from blast seen as far as an hour's drive awayOctober 9, 2013
HARPER COUNTY, Okla. —Woodward County emergency management confirms there was an explosion in Harper County on Tuesday night.
Emergency Management crews from Ellis, Harper, Woodward, Comanche and Clark counties were deployed.
There are reports of a glow in the sky that could be seen an hour's drive from the scene.
There was no word on injuries or evacuations.
The cause is still unknown.
Stay with KOCO 5 news for updates throughout the night and join KOCO 5 news in the morning beginning at 4:30 a.m for the latest information.
Posted November 14, 2013
Texas Gas Pipeline Fire Near Milford Sends Flames Shooting Above Field (VIDEO)
November 14, 2013
FROM T's SHOUT BOX LINK
"A liquid petroleum gas pipeline south of Dallas, Texas caught fire and exploded on Thursday. The fire from the 10-inch line has forced evacuations from the small town of Milford, CBS DFW reported.
The explosion occurred at an active drill site after crews punctured the pipeline, according to The Dallas Morning News. The pipeline is owned by Chevron.
There may also be a second pipeline at risk of explosion. The Milford fire chief said there are no known injuries, WFAA reported.
Students from Milford Independent School District have reportedly been evacuated.
Posted November 18, 2013
Two miners killed, 20 injured after Colorado mine blast
November 17, 2013
"Two people are dead and at least 20 injured following an explosion Sunday morning at a Colorado mine.
The 7.20am blast killed two people at the Ouray County mine, a further 20 were taken to local hospitals. Operator Star Mines has accounted for all other employees.
There was some initial confusion as to whether two additional miners were trapped underground, but officials have said those were the two now confirmed dead, the Ouray County Plain Dealer reported.
A Star Mines spokesperson told the Plain Dealer that the injuries came from workers inhaling toxic chemicals and gases immediately after a ‘powder smoke incident’ triggered the blast."snip
Mayor: 2 injured in Prov. explosions
November 18, 2013
Police and firefighters on scene
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Fire crews responded to reports of multiple explosions in Providence late Monday morning.
Several underground explosions were reported near Richmond and Elm Streets on Monday morning, and firefighters - as of 12:30 p.m. - were still on scene and investigating.
Posted January 20, 2014
Several injured, others missing in blast at Nebraska feed plant
January 20, 2014
"(Reuters) - An explosion and fire on Monday at a feed plant in Omaha, Nebraska, injured at least nine people, while others were missing and unaccounted for, authorities said.
Emergency teams responded to a report around mid-morning of an explosion and building collapse at International Nutrition in south Omaha, where 38 employees were working at the time, authorities said.
International Nutrition makes feed, vitamins and nutritional products for animals including swine, cattle, goats, poultry and aquatic species.
Nine people were injured and taken to local hospitals, according to Omaha Interim Fire Chief Bernard Kanger. Their conditions were not immediately available, but The World-Herald newspaper reported that at least two were critically injured."
Posted January 22, 2014
UPDATE and another explosion, this time in Oklahoma.
M. Alex Johnson and Nadia Sikander
January 21, 2014
© Brynn Anderson / Omaha World-Herald
The roof caved in at the International Nutrition plant Monday in Omaha, Nebraska
"Four people were killed and 18 others were injured, at least four of them critically, in two separate explosions at industrial plants in Nebraska and Oklahoma on Monday, authorities said.Two died when the three-story International Nutrition Inc. animal feed plant collapsed and burst into flames about 10 a.m. (11 a.m. ET) in Omaha, Neb., officials said. Four of the 17 other people injured there were critically wounded, interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said Monday night.Witnesses described hearing a loud noise and then seeing a fireball seconds before the building collapsed.Six hours later, two more people died and a third suffered head burns when a furnace exploded at the Mid-America Steel and Wire facility in rural Madill, Okla., the Marshall County Sheriff's Office told NBC News. The condition of the third person couldn't immediately be determined Monday night.
Both of the victims of the Omaha incident were on the second floor of the International Nutrition building. One of the bodies was recovered late Monday afternoon, but the second remained at the scene Monday night. Operations to recover that body were suspended Monday night because of severe weather.All of the 36 other employees who were in the building when it collapsed were accounted for, Kanger said. Ten were taken to hospitals, four of them with critical injuries. Seven other people with minor injuries were treated at the scene."
In relation to the animal feed plant...
Any anything that can burn, if it is in powder form actually becomes an explosive - often very much so...
Feed grains, when they are either rolled or crushed, give off a lot of very fine powder, and it is a constant danger of fire and explosion.
It is thought that the 'Great Fire of London' was actually started by flour exploding in a bakery.
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