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  • Explosion at Eastman Chemical Plant, Kingsport, TN

    10/04/2017 8:30:37 AM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 55 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | October 4, 2017 | who knows what evil?
    My wife just called to report an explosion at the Eastman Chemical Plant, located in Kingsport, Tennessee. She said that the blast shook the building she works in, roughly two miles away. Media just arriving on scene, so no details as of yet.
  • Explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant

    08/31/2017 5:41:17 AM PDT · by texas booster · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Updated 7:29 am, Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Keri Blakinger, Matt Dempsey, and Andrew Kragie
    The Harris County Emergency Operations Center reported explosions and black smoke coming from the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby early Thursday, the company said. Arkema said Harris County officials notified the company about the explosions around 2 a.m. Thursday, adding that residents may hear additional explosions because the product is stored in multiple locations within the plant, which is 25 miles NE of downtown Houston. Nearby residents should stay inside, turn off their air conditioning and close their windows and doors. "You shouldn't be here, but if you haven't left, shelter in place," Arkema spokesman Jeff Carr said. The company...
  • Two explosions at flooded Texas chemical plant: Fifteen police officers hospitalized after blast...

    08/31/2017 5:35:36 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 31 August 2017 | Associated Press and Ann Schmidt
    Two explosions have occurred at a chemical plant outside of Houston, hours after a spokesman warned a gas explosion was imminent. The explosions came after The Arkema Inc plant in Crosby, Texas, lost power and its backup generators amid Harvey's days-long deluge, leaving it without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. Just after 2am local time, the Harris County Emergency Operations Center reported explosions at the plant and black smoke rising from the facility. The Harrison County Sheriff's Office said that at least one officer had been taken to the hospital after inhaling fumes following the...
  • 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...
  • Blast reported at chemical plant in eastern China (#4!)

    09/07/2015 6:14:42 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-7-15 | BEN BLANCHARD
    An explosion shook a chemical plant in the Chinese province of Zhejiang, state media said on Monday, though there were no immediate reports of casualties in a country on edge after blasts killed more than 160 people last month. The blast caused a fire and thick smoke to bellow from the plant in Lishui city shortly before midnight, state radio said on its official Weibo microblog. Firefighters were on the scene and there were no immediate reports of casualties.
  • 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...

    02/09/2002 4:16:51 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 480 replies · 3,525+ views
    not sure yet ^ | 02/09/02 | RaceBannon
    VANITY POST: I have been trying recently to compile any articles of Arabs within the United States or Europe taking pictures of Nuclear Plants, Chemical Plants, large buildings.
  • Ammonia cloud kills woman, injures 7

    07/16/2009 4:57:18 AM PDT · by Peter Horry · 13 replies · 1,131+ views
    The State ^ | Jul. 16, 2009 | SAMMY FRETWELL
    Donna Petrey got a call just after 8 a.m. Wednesday from her son, telling her the chemical plant across the street had sprung a leak. “I grabbed my 7-year-old grandson, Hunter, and our dog, Oreo, and put them in the car,” she said. At the end of the driveway, she glanced left and was stunned. "It looked like a huge cotton ball. It was so thick, you couldn’t see anything through it,” said Petrey, 50, who lives across from Tanner Industries, just south of Swansea in Lexington County. Petrey didn’t know it, but a motorist already had driven into that...
  • Oil tank explodes at chemical factory in Urumqi: Xinhua+

    07/11/2009 9:30:53 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 3 replies · 445+ views
    Kyoto via Breitbart ^ | July 12, 2009 | N/A
    An oil tank exploded at a chemical plant in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's restive Xinjiang region, on Sunday morning, the official Xinhua News Agency reported quoting firefighters. No casualties have been reported so far and the cause is being investigated, the report said. The explosion occurred around 10 a.m. at a refinery of China National Petroleum Corp. in northern Urumqi, Xinhua quoted city firefighters as saying.
  • China: Experts blame psychosomatic reaction for sickness of thousands ....

    05/15/2009 1:46:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 302+ views
    People's Daily ^ | 05/14/09
    Experts blame psychosomatic reaction for sickness of thousands near chemical plants, residents disagree Experts on Thursday ruled out the possibility of chemical pollution as the cause for amass illness that hospitalized 161 people in northeast China's Jilin Province. Several thousands of people have developed symptoms of headache,nausea, muscle fatigue and seizures since April 23 after inhaling an irritant gas since April 23 in an industrial park in Jilin City,Jilin province. All of them were workers of Jilin Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. (JCF) and residents around the company. A total of 161 people were hospitalized, 11 of whom had been released...
  • 2 injured in WI chemical plant explosion

    03/19/2008 6:51:00 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 4 replies · 279+ views
    Spooner, WI -- A large explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Spooner, Wisconsin has injured at least 2 people. Witnesses say, several area fire departments are on the scene at the Cortec Corporation plant. The Spooner Health System tells KARE 11 the hospital is treating two people from the plant. Their conditions were not immediately made available. The Wisconsin State Patrol said it did not know the cause of the 8:43 a.m. explosion at the plant owned by St. Paul, Minnesota-based Cortec Corporation. Cortec vice president Anna Vignetti said the injuries are believed to be first- or second-degree...
  • Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new.

    02/10/2006 5:16:05 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 21 replies · 1,655+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM | by Stephen F. Hayes
    Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new. by Stephen F. Hayes 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM IN A BREATHLESS front-page, above-the-fold article in today's Washington Post, Walter Pincus reports that a former senior CIA official named Paul Pillar accuses the Bush administration of "misusing" intelligence to take the country to war in Iraq. According to the Post account, Pillar uses a forthcoming article in Foreign Affairs to claim that the Bush administration "politicized" the intelligence on Iraq. Bush administration policymakers did this subtly, Pillar says, by repeatedly asking the CIA questions about Iraq, its...

    08/19/2002 1:35:04 AM PDT · by kattracks · 64 replies · 1,166+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/19/02 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>Satellite pix show that three chemical facilities in Iraq - Fullujah I, II and III - wrecked in the 1991 Gulf War are back in business.</p> <p>August 19, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - These mysterious chemical factories northwest of Baghdad are a major reason the Bush administration thinks war with Iraq is inevitable.</p>
  • Chertoff calls for chemical plant regulation

    03/21/2006 9:06:47 AM PST · by Cboldt · 3 replies · 378+ views
    CNN / Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2006 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff called for government regulation of chemical plant security on Tuesday but said the industry should come up with its own protective measures, to be verified by private auditors. ... Congress is considering legislation for federal regulation of the nation's 15,000 privately operated chemical facilities, which counterterror experts have warned are at the top of the list of likely terror targets. ... The leading bill, by Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joseph Lieberman, D-Connecticut, would give Homeland Security authority to shut down plants that fail to submit acceptable security plans. Large chemical corporations...
  • China: Another river is poisoned as city waits for water(chemical plant explosion in Chongqing)

    11/27/2005 4:50:04 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 890+ views
    SMH ^ | 11/26/05 | Hamish McDonald
    Another river is poisoned as city waits for water By Hamish McDonald Herald Correspondent in Beijing and agencies November 26, 2005 ANOTHER chemical plant has exploded in China, spewing toxic benzene into the water supply of a central region as authorities in the country's north-east struggle to protect millions of people from an earlier spill. The blast on Thursday at the Yingte Chemical Co in Dianjiang, part of the huge Chongqing municipality straddling the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, killed one worker and forced the evacuation of 6000 nearby residents and the closure of schools. People in the area...
  • Explosion in Romulus, Michigan

    08/09/2005 6:57:29 PM PDT · by madison10 · 562 replies · 31,263+ views
    8/9/05 | Self
    Jetliner just crashed in suburban Detroit (west) No details yet. Homes are being evacuated.
  • NYT: BBC Falls Prey to Hoax on Anniversary of Bhopal Disaster

    12/05/2004 4:59:49 AM PST · by OESY · 12 replies · 741+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2004 | ALAN COWELL
    LONDON, Dec. 3 - The BBC, Britain's public service broadcaster, acknowledged Friday that it had been tricked into broadcasting an interview with a man pretending to be a spokesman for Dow Chemical, who claimed that the company had taken the blame for the disaster in Bhopal, India, in 1984. The hoax, contradicting Dow Chemical's rejection of any responsibility, came on the 20th anniversary of the catastrophe, when waves of lethal gas escaped from a chemical plant in Bhopal, in central India, killing more than 3,500 people and injuring thousands more. At the time, the plant was owned by the Union...
  • French connection armed Saddam to the end French missiles brought down U.S. planes

    09/11/2004 11:18:14 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 26 replies · 1,123+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Sep 12, 2004 | Bill Gertz
    French connection armed Saddam By Bill Gertz THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States stood by for years as supposed allies helped its enemies obtain the world's most dangerous weapons, reveals Bill Gertz, defense and national security reporter for The Washington Times, in the new book "Treachery" (Crown Forum). In this excerpt, he details France's persistence in arming Saddam Hussein. First of three excerpts New intelligence revealing how long France continued to supply and arm Saddam Hussein's regime infuriated U.S. officials as the nation prepared for military action against Iraq. The intelligence reports showing French assistance to Saddam ongoing in the...
  • Breaking - Explosion Heard in Baytown Bayer Plant

    02/13/2004 9:23:03 PM PST · by PurVirgo · 35 replies · 314+ views
    ABC13 ^ | 2/13/04 | Me
    Breaking - KTRK just broke in with a report that an explosion was heard at the Bayer plant in Baytown, TX. Not seeing anything on their website, or any others... Developing... Probably just an accident, they happen round here...
  • Texas plant guard sticks to story

    01/28/2004 12:40:08 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 269+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2004
    HOMELAND INSECURITYTexas plant guard sticks to storyMan shot near port facility says FBI doesn't believe him Posted: January 28, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 The guard shot at a chemical plant near a Texas port is sticking to his story about a Mideast gunman, but he says the FBI doesn't believe him. The shooting in Freeport at a BASF ammonia depot occurred late Friday night in a muddy lot outside the plant. Robert House was working security when he said he noticed a suspect in a white pickup truck taking pictures of the facility's lights. House says when he confronted the...