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  • BREAKING NEWS: One dead after 'powerful blast rocks sports centre in Belgium

    08/25/2016 6:03:20 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 72 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 25 August 2016 | Chris Summers For Mailonline
    One person has been killed after a powerful explosion went off at a sports centre in the Belgian town of Chimay, partially destroying the building. At least one person was killed and two were injured at the Plaine Chalon community centre, an emergency services spokesman told the Belga News Agency. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear and it is not known if it is terrorism-related or whether it was a gas explosion.
  • NTSB Launches Investigation Into Silver Spring Apartment Explosion

    08/17/2016 4:12:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    cbs ^ | 08/17/2016 | George Solis
    All seven victims in the Silver Spring explosion are now accounted for, while the intense investigation into the deadly blast that destroyed an apartment building kicks into high gear. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the explosion at the apartment complex. Investigators have been on scene since last week. Seven bodies have since been recovered from the rubble. Police believe, unfortunately, some of those may belong to people still reported missing. Recovery and rescue efforts continue in Silver Spring. A week later, the rubble and debris is as prominent as ever in the deadly fire and explosion that shook...
  • Two dead, several missing and 34 injured after an explosion ... in a Washington DC suburb [trunc]

    08/11/2016 9:19:10 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 104 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | 11 August 2016 | Liam Quinn and Sarah Dean
    Two people have been killed and more remain missing after a large explosion ripped through an apartment building in a Maryland suburb of Washington. At least 34 people, including three firefighters, have been injured. Residents are reported to have suffered burns from the blaze and fractures from jumping out of windows. Montgomery County Police Assistant Chief Russ Hamill announced two people were killed in the blast in Silver Spring during a media conference on Thursday morning. The explosion was also declared a 'mass casualty incident', and added the building is still in 'extremely dangerous condition'.
  • Militants Blow Up Oil Well in Iraq’s Northern Kirkuk Province

    08/10/2016 9:27:42 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-08-2016 | War reporter
    A group of gunmen blew up a bomb at the Bai Hassan oil field in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk on Wednesday, China’s news agency Xinhua reported, citing a provincial police chief. So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Kurdish military forces, the Peshmerga, arrived at the scene after the militants had fled and found another two bombs at other installations in the oil field, but managed to defuse them. Last week, ISIS fighters killed five people in an attack on Bai Hassan, and attempted to take down a gas compression station nearby as well, where...
  • Panic as 'people injured' after massive explosion in Glasgow restaurant

    08/06/2016 6:16:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Aug. 6, 2016 | Joshua Nevett
    The blast is thought to have happened near the junction of Benalder Street and Dumbarton Road in West Glasgow. Emergency crews raced to the scene moments after the explosion is said to have partially destroyed a building. One of the walls of the La Riviera Italian restaurant's kitchen has been reduced to rubble, and properties nearby have also been damaged. Pictures shared by eye-witnesses show bricks from the building strewn across the road. Firefighters are reportedly using machinery to pull down the remains of the wall.
  • BREAKING: Explosion at Rio’s Olympic Stadium Just Days Before Opening Ceremony (during rehersals)

    07/31/2016 5:13:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 90 replies
    Express UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 00:11, Mon, Aug 1, 2016 | UPDATED: 01:04, Mon, Aug 1, 2016 | Charlie Bayless
    AN EXPLOSION has rocked the Olympic stadium in Rio just days before it’s set to host the opening ceremony after police found a suspicious toolbox.Authorities sent in a robot to investigate the toolbox on Sunday at the Maracana Stadium as rehearsals for the ceremony were underway. The toolbox is believed to have exploded when the robot touched it. No injuries have been reported.The controlled explosion raises serious concerns about the safety of athletes and spectators alike at the Rio Olympics, with the opening ceremony starting in just five days. The Games have been blighted by controversies amid fears for the...
  • Explosion Near Migration Office In Germany

    07/27/2016 7:47:14 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 51 replies
    sky news ^ | 7/27 | sky news
    An explosion has been reported near a reception centre for migrants in Zirndorf, Germany. More follows...
  • Germany blast: Ansbach bar explosion 'leaves one dead'

    07/24/2016 4:22:21 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 60 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 Jul 2016
    An explosion at a bar in the southern German city of Ansbach, near Nuremberg, has killed one person and injured several others, reports say. The cause is unclear although the city's mayor is quoted as saying it was an "explosive device". Police have sealed off the area around Eugene's Wine Bar, the Nuernberger Nachrichten newspaper reported. The incident comes amid tension following other bloody events in Germany over the past week.
  • One person is killed and at least a dozen more are injured after an explosion... in Germany

    07/24/2016 4:23:55 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 67 replies
    UK Mail ^ | AMIE GORDON | AMIE GORDON
    An explosion at a restaurant has killed at least one person and injured several others in the German city of Ansbach, near Nuremberg. Although the cause of the blast remains unknown, early local media reports suggest the explosion could have been caused by a gas leak. One person has been confirmed dead and at least 11 more are injured. A nearby music festival has now been cancelled as Germany remains on high alert in the wake of a series of incidents in recent days. A police spokesman in Ansbach confirmed that an explosion had been reported, but had no further...
  • Did Oil Kill The Dinosaurs?

    07/19/2016 3:00:57 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 53 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 19-07-2016 | Dino
    What killed the dinosaurs? It’s a question as old as – well the dinosaurs themselves, and one that everyone from school children to scientists have been asking for decades. Movies like Jurassic Park and the Land Before Time only heighten that sense of wonder and raise the stakes behind that question. Now according to a new scientific study, it seems that black gold may have been the source of the dinos’ demise. Japanese researchers at Tohuku University and the Meteorological Research Institute authored a recent study in the research journal Scientific Reports suggesting that a meteor impact 66 million years...
  • Massive fire seen in Ankara, Turkey

    07/19/2016 8:41:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 19 , 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    DEVELOPING: A fire broke out in Turkey's capital city of Ankara Tuesday with initial reports indicating a large explosion, but Twitter reports later suggesting it was a fire in a large residential building.
  • BREAKING: Explosions heard in Brussels as huge fire rips through Belgian capital

    07/13/2016 3:57:17 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 154 replies
    AN EXPLOSION has rocked the Saint-Gilles area of the Belgian capital Brussels.
  • Explosion Reported in Medina, Saudi Arabia

    07/04/2016 10:50:20 AM PDT · by struggle · 83 replies
    twitter | 7/4/2016 | various
    News arrived through twitter that an explosion occurred in Medina. Probably the Snackbars again.
  • Explosive That Injured Man in New York's Central Park Likely 'an Experiment,' Cops Say

    07/04/2016 4:36:09 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 3, 2016 | Dean Schabner
    The explosive that severely injured a man in New York's Central Park today was likely "an experiment with fireworks or explosives," but did not seem like a device made deliberately to hurt anyone, officials said. It was still not clear exactly what the explosive was, but police said they did not believe it was connected to terrorism. Mark Torre, commanding officer of the NYPD bomb squad, added that investigators are leaning toward considering this the work of an explosive "hobbyist," an amateur or someone who knows chemistry. It could have even been some sort of "experiment" that was not meant...
  • HUGE EXPLOSION AT HOTEL IN SOMALI CAPITAL; GUNMEN INSIDE

    06/25/2016 7:46:12 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 128 replies
    AP ^ | 6-25-16 | ABDI GULED
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel, followed by a second explosion heard inside the hotel as gunmen fought their way inside, police said Saturday. At least four bodies were seen outside the hotel, one officer said.
  • Egypt rejects report that crash evidence points to explosion

    05/24/2016 12:55:10 PM PDT · by wtd · 38 replies
    knoxnews ^ | 12:40 pm EDT May 24, 2016 | Jane Onyanga-Omara and John Bacon
    Egypt rejects report that crash evidence points to explosionThe chief of Egypt's forensics authority denied reports Tuesday that an initial examination of human remains from doomed EgyptAir Flight 804 pointed to an explosion, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported. “Everything published about this matter is completely false and mere assumptions that did not come from the forensics authority,” MENA quoted Hesham Abdelhamid as saying in a statement.
  • Forensic expert: EgyptAir human remains suggest explosion

    05/24/2016 7:20:50 AM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 5/24/2016 | Sam Magdy
    Forensic expert: EgyptAir human remains suggest explosion CAIRO (AP) — Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 have burn marks and are very small in size, suggesting an explosion on board may have downed the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said Tuesday. "The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down," the official told The Associated Press. The official, who is part of the Egyptian team investigating the crash that killed all 66 people on board the flight from Paris to Cairo early last Thursday, has personally examined the...
  • BREAKING - Explosions at Brussels Airport

    03/22/2016 12:33:36 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 73 replies
    20 Minutes ^ | 22.03.2016 | unknown
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  • Turkey explosion: Reports of wounded in central Ankara

    03/13/2016 10:39:54 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | March 13 | Staff
    A huge explosion has taken place in the Kizilay neighbourhood of the Turkish capital Ankara, with reports of injuries. Turkish broadcaster NTV said the blast was caused by a car bomb, but this has not been confirmed. Witnesses say the explosion happened near the main bus station on Ataturk boulevard and close to many government ministries. Some vehicles were on fire.
  • Fire reported at Oconee Nuclear Station (March 6 event)

    03/09/2016 7:57:57 PM PST · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    link prohibited | March 6, 2016 | Ron Barnett
    According to a GreenvilleOnline news report, a transformer exploded and burned at Oconee Nuclear Station. The article can't be linked but should you choose to search on it, includes cell phone footage. The fire burned a power line that connected the transformer to a switch yard (sends power to the grid). This triggered an alert classified as the "second least serious" level of emergency for a nuke plant. The level of severity was due to its capacity to affect plant operations. They shut down Unit 1 because without the damaged transformer, other transformers would not have been able to carry...
  • Coal mine explosion in Russia kills 5 rescuers, no survivors among 26 miners trapped underground

    02/28/2016 11:46:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    .rt.com ^ | 28 Feb, 2016 16:20
    A new explosion has rocked a coalmine in Vorkuta, northern Russia, killing five rescuers and one miner. The blast occurred during efforts to rescue workers trapped underground after the first blast at the mine earlier this week. ... The Emergencies Ministry has officially confirmed that none of the 26 miners whom the rescuers were trying to save from the first blast had survived. That brings the total death toll from the two explosions to 36 people. The first blast happened on Thursday. Four people were killed immediately and the rescue operation for those trapped started. Coalmine rescuers were operating at...
  • At least 1 dead and several injured after explosion at Didcot power station

    02/23/2016 10:09:39 AM PST · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/2016 | Euan McLelland and Mark Duell
    Full Title: BREAKING NEWS: At least one dead and several injured after major explosion at Didcot power station destroyed building A major explosion at a power station today is said to have killed one person and injured several more after causing part of the building to collapse. Witnesses said Didcot Power Station in Oxfordshire was felt 'shuddering' following the blast at about 4pm this afternoon, while Thames Valley Police confirmed its officers are at the scene. Six ambulances and two air ambulances have been sent by South Central Ambulance Service, which described the explosion in the north-west of the town...
  • Remains of two people found after Port Orchard explosion (WA)

    02/23/2016 12:01:29 PM PST · by jimtorr · 30 replies
    KING 5 NEWS ^ | 2/23/2016 | King 5 News
    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. – The Kitsap County Sheriff said that the remains of two people were found at a house destroyed in an explosion early Tuesday morning in Port Orchard. Detectives believe they are the homeowners, but says the coroner will determine identity. The first reports came in at 4:10 a.m. from the 3500 block of SE Soholt Lane. The explosion happened at a triple-wide mobile home, according to the sheriff's office. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.
  • Dozens killed as large explosion rocks Turkish capital Ankara

    02/17/2016 1:42:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | February 17th, 2016 | Unattributed
    Twenty-eight people were killed and dozens wounded in Turkey's capital Ankara on Wednesday when a car laden with explosives detonated next to military buses near the armed forces' headquarters, parliament and other government buildings. The Turkish military condemned what it described as a "contemptible and dastardly" attack on the buses as they waited at traffic lights in the administrative heart of the city. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said 28 people including soldiers and civilians had been killed and 61 wounded in the blast, which took place near a busy intersection less than 500 metres from parliament during the evening...
  • Explosion in Turkish capital Ankara, cause unclear

    02/17/2016 8:54:41 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 28 replies
    hurriyetdailynews.com ^ | february 17, 2016
    A loud explosion was heard in the Turkish capital Ankara on Feb. 17. According to private broadcaster CNN Türk, the explosion occurred near military buildings in central Ankara and injuries are reported.
  • Plane Forced to Land After Apparent Blast Causes Hole in Aircraft

    02/02/2016 4:35:52 PM PST · by wtd · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 2, 2016, 6:36 PM ET | ABC News
    A passenger plane bound for Djibouti was forced to make an emergency landing today, minutes after taking off from Mogadishu, due to a hole opening up in the plane after an apparent explosion, according to aviation experts. On its Facebook page, Daallo Airlines, the national airline of Somalia, said in a statement that an Airbus 321 had "experienced an incident shortly after takeoff" from the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia.
  • German Man fatally injured blowing up Condom machine

    12/29/2015 5:35:26 PM PST · by njslim · 18 replies
    Ansa- Nuova Europa ^ | 12/29/15 | Staff
    Police in Germany say a man has died after he and two others blew up a condom machine and he was hit in the head by a flying piece of metal.
  • Deadly explosion hits Istanbul metro station

    12/01/2015 8:20:27 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 44 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 12/01/15 | staff
    Cause of blast remains unknown, but at least one killed and a number injured in incident, Turkish media reports.
  • Over A Thousand Years Ago, The Sun Exploded — And Changed Life On Earth Forever

    11/16/2015 7:03:45 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    BI - Slate ^ | 11-16-2015 | Phil Plait
    Phil PlaitNovember 16, 2015 A new study says that violent space weather that could cost $2 trillion in damage is more common than previously thought In the years 774 and 993, the Earth was attacked from space. Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful. Whatever it was, it subtly altered the chemistry of our planet’s atmosphere, creating trace amounts of radioactive elements like chlorine-36, beryllium-10, and carbon-14. And those provide the clue to what the event was: Those isotopes are created when high-energy protons slam into our air. That means the source must have...
  • Apparent mortar shell strikes jihadi on camera

    11/11/2015 10:09:28 AM PST · by Utilizer · 88 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07 November 2015 | Unknown
    Muzzie/islamist/jihadi blown up on camera from some manner of explosive round. You can hear it arriving just before it hits.
  • Possible explosion closing several streets in downtown Denver east of State Capitol

    11/03/2015 3:34:09 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 31 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | November 3,2015 | Oscar Contreras
    DENVER - A possible explosion has closed several streets in Denver, according to officials with the Denver Police Department.
  • Bucharest nightclub fire kills 26 [180 wounded in blast]

    10/30/2015 5:33:40 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 October 2015 | Barney Henderson, and Harriet Alexander
    26 people have been killed and scores injured in a Bucharest nightclub fire • Bucharest nightclub fire kills dozens • 150 wounded in blast • Fireworks reportedly caused the fire • Foreigners thought to be among the victims
  • Israeli Source Confirms Iran’s Fordow Nuclear Plant Exploded

    01/28/2013 3:26:42 AM PST · by dennisw · 33 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 1/28/2013 | By Chana Ya'ar
    Israeli intelligence source confirms underground nuclear facility sustained major damage in a “mega explosion” last week. An Israeli intelligence source has confirmed Iran’s Fordow underground nuclear uranium enrichment facility sustained major damage in a “mega explosion” that occurred last week. Fordow, which contains at least 2,700 centrifuges for uranium enrichment, is located deep beneath a mountain near the Iranian city of Qom. Some 200 workers were trapped inside the facility at the time, according to a report published Monday by The Times, a UK-based newspaper. The report quoted an Israeli official as saying “We’re still in the early stages of...
  • Air Force wants owners to give up property near secret Area 51

    09/07/2015 5:53:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    AP Fox News ^ | 09/07/15
    LAS VEGAS – The U.S. Air Force is giving an ultimatum to owners of a remote Nevada property that over time has been surrounded by a vast bombing range including the super-secret Area 51. They're being told to take a $5.2 million "last best offer" for their property by Thursday -- or the government will seize it through condemnation. The owners include descendants of a couple who lost their hardscrabble mining enterprise after the Air Force moved in in the 1940s. Nuclear tests then began in 1951, their mine mill mysteriously exploded in 1954 and they ran out of money...
  • Another Chinese Chemical Plant Explodes, Huge Clouds Of Black Smoke Billow Skyward (4th in a month)

    09/07/2015 10:34:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/06/2015 | Tyler Durden
    If you’re planning on travelling to China, we have two pieces of advice: Do not look like a short sellerDo not go near any chemical factories Failing to heed the first tip there could get you thrown in jail (or, as Man Group’s China chief Li Yifei calls it, sent on a "short vacation"). The consequences of failing to follow the second piece of advice above could be, how should we put this... explosive. With Beijing still scrambling to contain the fallout (both figuratively and literally) from the devastating blast at Tianjin which killed some 160 people and injured more than...
  • China explosion: City of Shandong rocked as huge blast rips through chemical factory

    08/31/2015 12:38:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 103 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 8/31/15 | Alex Wellman
    A massive explosion has ripped through a region in China. Bright flames and black smoke were seen from what is thought to be a chemical factory this evening. The explosion was seen and heard in the industrial zone of Lijin, Dongying City of Shandong, just before 11.30pm local time. It is not yet known if there are any injuries or fatalities. The explosion was reported by the People's Daily newspaper - the Communist Party-owned publication. No further details have yet been released. The blast comes just a fortnight after another huge explosion in the country killed dozens and injured hundreds.
  • China explosion: City of Shandong rocked as huge blast rips through chemical factory

    08/31/2015 11:49:43 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 62 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2015 | Alex Wellman
    A massive explosion has ripped through a region in China. (snip) The explosion was seen and heard in the industrial zone of Lijin, Dongying City of Shandong, just before 11.30pm local time.
  • BREAKING! MASSIVE EXPLOSION AT U.S. MILITARY FACILITY IN JAPAN!

    08/23/2015 2:12:58 PM PDT · by Shery · 33 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 23 August, 2015 | Soopermexican
    There are reports on social media of a massive explosion at a U.S. military base in Sagamihara City, Japan. UPDATE: Here’s a video of a local Japanese news report. It appears to show munitions going off in multiple explosions: Read more: http://therightscoop.com/breaking-massive-explosion-at-u-s-military-facility-in-japan/#ixzz3jfu8PFOG
  • Reports of explosion at US military base in Kanagawa, Japan

    08/23/2015 10:05:49 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 133 replies
    various/Twitter ^ | 8-23-2015 | TCRLAF
    Breaking News... RT is the first English language source with this, but is not allowed on FR. NHK saying there were several explosions at the Sagami Depot in Kanagawa.
  • Explosion rocks China chemical plant 10 days after Tianjin catastrophe

    08/22/2015 1:11:32 PM PDT · by wtd · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 at 4:04 PM | Doug G. Ware
    P<> Explosion rocks China chemical plant 10 days after Tianjin catastropheDONGFU, SHANDONG, China, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Less than two weeks after catastrophic explosions leveled an industrial district in Tianjin, China, a chemical plant less than 200 miles away was rocked by its own blast Saturday. The explosion at the plant, located in Dongfu, Shandong Province, occurred Saturday evening. Authorities said at least nine people were injured, but no one was killed.
  • How Far Can I Go? And How Much Can I Do?

    08/15/2015 7:35:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 121 replies
    China Digital Times ^ | 8/15/15 | He Xiaoxin
    Journalist He Xiaoxin of The Beijing News (新京报) traveled to report from the scene of the massive explosion in a chemical warehouse at the Tianjin port, in which 104 people have been reported killed so far. Dramatic photos and videos of the explosion traveled quickly around the world via the Internet. But in this photo essay, He provides an up-close, personal look at the devastation. Propaganda officials have since banned media from reporting on the explosion or posting stories that did not originate from Xinhua:
  • Death Toll in Tianjin Explosions Rises to 112, With 95 Missing

    08/15/2015 9:58:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    NBC ^ | Aug 16 2015 | Phil Helsel and The Associated Press
    Death Toll in Tianjin Explosions Rises to 112, With 95 Missing by Phil Helsel and The Associated Press More bodies were found in the aftermath of Wednesday's powerful explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, bringing the death toll to 112, state media reported Sunday local time. State media agency Xinhua reported that 95 people remain missing, including 85 firefighters. More than 770 people remained hospitalized.
  • China Sends In Chemical Warfare Troops, Orders Tianjin Evacuation After Toxic Sodium Cyanide Found

    08/15/2015 7:55:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/15/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Four years ago, following the Sendai tsunami and resulting explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the Japanese government had just one goal: to minimize panic among the population, even if it meant blatantly lying about the resulting deadly radioactive fallout the public was exposed to. After all the top prerogative among government bureaucrats has always been to minimize social disturbance even if it means sacrificing countless individuals to a death that could have been avoided if only the government had told the truth from the beginning.This was also the playbook followed by the Chinese government three days ago...
  • DrillChem Explosion Rocks Texas Town As Black Smoke Clouds Sky [Video]

    08/14/2015 9:16:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | August 14, 2015 | Maat van Uitert
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Drillchem, a Conroe, Texas, plant, went up in flames as an explosion rocked the building. According to news channel KHOU Houston, Texas, “a series of explosions triggered a huge 3-alarm fire at the DrillChem plant” on Friday, August 14th in the afternoon. There’s been no word of injuries amidst the confusion that has followed the explosion. According to their website, DrillChem is an oil industry supply company that creates sealants, shale inhibitors, and lubricants. (PHOTO-AND-TWEET-AT-LINK)The explosion caused tall streams of black smoke to rise into the air, causing a situation at the DrillChem plant that was very dangerous for...
  • Explosions, multi-alarm fire reported at Texas chemical plant; residents ordered to seek shelter

    08/14/2015 6:28:08 PM PDT · by wtd · 20 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | August 14, 2015 | Nina Golgowski
    Explosions, multi-alarm fire reported at Texas chemical plant; residents ordered to seek shelter Residents were ordered to seek shelter and turn off their air conditioners after several explosions were reported at a chemical plant near Houston Friday evening. A shelter-in-place order was in effect for about three hours for those within a 2-mile radius of the DrillChem chemical plant in Conroe which burst into flames around 4:44 p.m. local time, fire officials said. While it's not yet clear how the fire started, the company has told authorities that the last employee left about 30 minutes before it erupted and...
  • Chinese official defends fire fighters after Tianjin blasts, experts focus on response

    08/14/2015 5:59:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 14, 2015 | Adam Rose and Megha Rajagopalan
    World | Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:53am EDT Related: World, China Chinese official defends fire fighters after Tianjin blasts, experts focus on response TIANJIN, China | By Adam Rose and Megha Rajagopalan A senior Chinese official defended fire fighters who initially hosed water on a blaze in a warehouse in northeast China where volatile chemicals were stored, a response foreign experts said could have contributed to two huge blasts that killed 54 people. More than a dozen firefighters were among those killed by the massive explosions at the busy port in Tianjin city on Wednesday night, state media said. About...
  • New Footage of Tianjin Explosion and Aftermath Video & Photos (Video)

    08/14/2015 5:34:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    A close call for the person filming near the site of the Tianjin chemical explosion as he narrowly avoids being hit by shattering glass. Bonus drone video of the aftermath also included plus photos.
  • Nuclear And Biochemical Experts At Tianjin Site

    08/13/2015 6:59:54 PM PDT · by proust · 76 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/13/15 | unknown
    More than 200 nuclear and biochemical experts from the Chinese military have been sent to the port city of Tianjin after two huge explosions killed at least 50 people. A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency's Beijing environmental emergency response centre has also gone to the area.
  • Oceanographers solve mystery of beach explosion

    08/13/2015 12:10:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 13, 2015 | by Todd Mcleish & Provided by: University of Rhode Island
    URI Oceanography Professors John King (second from right) and Arthur Spivack (right) watch as core samples are collected at Salty Brine State Beach following the explosion in July. Credit: Chris Deacutis ============================================================================================================================================= When an explosion beneath the sand at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett injured a visiting vacationer, state and local police and the bomb squad found no evidence of what may have caused the blast. So state officials turned to scientists at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography for answers. It didn't take long before they had solved the mystery. Janet Coit, director of the...
  • Scenes From the Deadly Explosions in Tianjin

    08/13/2015 5:35:52 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Austin Ramzy
    Here is an edited transcript of the two men’s conversation: A: (Profanity) Where is the explosion? (Profanity) The sky is (profanity) lit up. B: Where is this? A: I don’t know. (Profanity) This is going to make the news tomorrow. Oh! (Profanity) The building is shaking. (Profanity) Oh, my God. It’s like an atomic bomb! (Profanity) The glass is broken. (Profanity). (Profanity) The shock wave is too strong. B: Stop looking at it. A: Hope the building won’t (profanity) collapse. B: Quick. Put on your clothes. Hope the building won’t collapse. Will there be another one? A: This is it...