April 17, 2013

This Looks Grim

Oh no.

Just got this pic via Galrhan on Twitter, It is said to be of the Fertilizer plant in Waco that just blew up.
UPDATE: KTWX is saying over 60 dead.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 10:27 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Shades of the Texas City disaster.  Nitrogen compounds are fickle at the best of times.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thu Apr 18 03:53:25 2013 (PiXy!)

2 Dad worked at a lot of refineries as a scale technician (if it was around Houston, he'd been there). One day, he had just left a Texaco plant when it went up, and several people were killed. Had he not finished up and left, he probably wouldn't have survived the blast (unless he was down in the scale pit, assuming it didn't fall and crush him...)

He has a disturbing number of near-miss stories, like the time he drove off the seawall in Galveston, or how ham radio kept him out of Vietnam...

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Thu Apr 18 05:01:46 2013 (pWQz4)

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Nitrogen compounds are fickle at the best of times.

If you want something truly terrifying, try ammonium perchlorate.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thu Apr 18 15:52:53 2013 (+rSRq)

4 Explosion in West was a terrible disaster.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Fri Apr 19 23:00:22 2013 (RqRa5)

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