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Official: Three dead in chemical plant explosion [In Jacksonville, Florida]
CNN ^ | 12/19/2007 | CNN

Posted on 12/19/2007 11:11:12 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet

..developing.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: chemicals; explosion
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1 posted on 12/19/2007 11:11:14 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

It’s old.......


2 posted on 12/19/2007 11:12:57 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Red Badger

the post??? or the plant?


3 posted on 12/19/2007 11:13:42 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

The plant. If it’s the one I’m thinking of, it was old when I was young and now I’m old, so it must be very old.......


4 posted on 12/19/2007 11:14:35 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Anyone know what kind of power plant?


5 posted on 12/19/2007 11:15:03 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: dinoparty

Electrical?


6 posted on 12/19/2007 11:15:30 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
the post??? or the plant?

Someone planted a post, or did they post a plant? I'm so confused.

7 posted on 12/19/2007 11:15:37 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Frank_Discussion

(I’m a bad boy...)


8 posted on 12/19/2007 11:15:51 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Frank_Discussion

Nuclear, coal, etc.


9 posted on 12/19/2007 11:16:09 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: Red Badger
Put an other one in out of Phase again?
10 posted on 12/19/2007 11:16:18 AM PST by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Well I’ve still got lights and a quad, venti, non-fat, peppermint white chocolate mocha, so it can’t be that bad.


11 posted on 12/19/2007 11:16:46 AM PST by papertyger (changing words quickly metastasizes into changing facts -- Ann Coulter)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Well, they are probably using some kind of ancient technology or something. Need to get some new kind of generating equipment probably... like nuclear....


12 posted on 12/19/2007 11:16:56 AM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: Red Badger
Yeah, if I was in that area in the '70s and I think I remember the one you are talking about.

The environmentalist types have probably fought every new or replacement power plant that people have tried to build there, leaving a lot of older plants..
13 posted on 12/19/2007 11:17:00 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: dinoparty

Sorry.. lol... couldn’t resist...


14 posted on 12/19/2007 11:17:02 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Red Badger

Naw, they demoed that one a few years back ;o)


15 posted on 12/19/2007 11:17:39 AM PST by papertyger (changing words quickly metastasizes into changing facts -- Ann Coulter)
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To: Red Badger

Is it the one I’m thinking of with the very large cooling towers on the St. Johns River?


16 posted on 12/19/2007 11:17:44 AM PST by Norman Bates
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ping


17 posted on 12/19/2007 11:17:59 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Frank_Discussion

I forgive you. :)


18 posted on 12/19/2007 11:18:41 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: dinoparty

Thank you.


19 posted on 12/19/2007 11:19:16 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

http://www.jea.com/images/hl_main_newscenter.gif

JEA operates four power plant sites in Jacksonville and has an ownership interest in a power plant in Georgia.

The Brandy Branch Generating Station (BBGS) uses natural gas (or oil in emergencies) in three large, combustion turbines to produce more than 540 MW of electricity. Environmentally, BBGS is one of the cleanest power plants in the world. The station was completed in 2001, with a planned expansion to be completed in 2005.

The Northside Generating Station (NGS) uses natural gas, fuel oil, coal and petroleum coke in three, large steam units and four small, diesel-powered peaking units to produce more than 1270 MW of electricity. NGS boasts the two largest Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustors (CFBs) in the world. NGS is also among the cleanest solid fuel plants in the world. NGS was placed into service in 1966, but Unit 3, the oldest operating unit, was completed in 1977.

The Kennedy Generating Station uses natural gas and oil in one large combustion turbine and three small, peaking units to produce 335 MW of electricity. Power for Jacksonville has been produced at the KGS site since 1912. Of course, the units in service today are not nearly that old. In fact, the largest unit was installed in 2000 and is identical to the BBGS units.

The St. Johns River Power Park (SJRPP) uses coal and petroleum coke in two large steam units to produce more than 1260 MW of electricity, half of which is used by JEA. The other half is used by Florida Power & Light Company, which is co-owner, with JEA, of the facility . SJRPP was placed in service in 1987 and was built with state-of-the-art emission control equipment so that even today, SJRPP performs as well as or better than all federal, state and local environmental standards.


20 posted on 12/19/2007 11:20:00 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: dinoparty

Uhhh coal, I think.

I’m still online and my coffee is hot, hope its not a big problem :O


21 posted on 12/19/2007 11:20:07 AM PST by underground
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To: Frank_Discussion

Someone watching CNN said it is a transformer burning... can’t confirm this.


22 posted on 12/19/2007 11:20:07 AM PST by A. Morgan (Each terrorist we kill lowers the carbon foot print of the war.)
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To: Norman Bates

I can’t see the video here at work, but it looks like it in the still. The one I was thinking of was near downtown........


23 posted on 12/19/2007 11:20:37 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Norman Bates
Is it the one I’m thinking of with the very large cooling towers on the St. Johns River?

I think you're thinking of the coal fired plant in Palatka.

24 posted on 12/19/2007 11:20:51 AM PST by papertyger (changing words quickly metastasizes into changing facts -- Ann Coulter)
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To: A. Morgan

Transformer burning? What? The city?...........

25 posted on 12/19/2007 11:22:57 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Cementjungle
Someone planted a post, or did they post a plant? I'm so confused.

Just so long as nobody asks us to Ignore This Post...

26 posted on 12/19/2007 11:23:38 AM PST by gridlock ("I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today" -- J. Wellington Wimpy)
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To: Red Badger

Hey, this is series! Hugh need to be more understanding.


27 posted on 12/19/2007 11:25:48 AM PST by papertyger (changing words quickly metastasizes into changing facts -- Ann Coulter)
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To: papertyger

shower time...... then a nap


28 posted on 12/19/2007 11:28:18 AM PST by deport (---14 days Iowa Caucuses--- 19 days New Hampshire vote s--- [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
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To: papertyger

Are you in/from Jax? I spent my “formative” years there.......Ribault HS, FJC.......


29 posted on 12/19/2007 11:29:03 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Where!

What fuel? Coal? Natural gas? Fuel oil?

Hydrogen explosion? Breaker explosion?


30 posted on 12/19/2007 11:30:12 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Only infidel blood can quench Muslim thirst-- Abdul-Jalil Nazeer al-Karouri)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Bush did it! Impeach!


31 posted on 12/19/2007 11:32:02 AM PST by VirginiaConstitutionalist (The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of the Individual against the State.)
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To: Red Badger

I’m in Orange Park, the fifth side of town...


32 posted on 12/19/2007 11:33:49 AM PST by papertyger (changing words quickly metastasizes into changing facts -- Ann Coulter)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Hmmmmm........

http://kstp.com/article/stories/S289298.shtml?cat=1

“An explosion and fire in an energy plant was reported in Washington County (MN) Tuesday night.

Part of the Xcel Energy King Plant located at 5701 St. Croix Trail in Oak Park Heights exploded and created a fire on the seventh floor of the plant in a coal storage bunker, according to Tom Hoen, spokesman for Xcel Energy......”


33 posted on 12/19/2007 11:40:10 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas!)
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To: papertyger

I lived in Sherwood Forest, on the Northside near Soutel avenue.........’69-75......


34 posted on 12/19/2007 11:45:28 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: papertyger

Cool! I lived in Orange Park for the first 9 years of my life. Was born in a hospital in Mandarin, and attended Elementary school at Lakeside. Small world. Moved to Atlanta and have been here 16 years.


35 posted on 12/19/2007 11:48:12 AM PST by EarthBound (Ex Deo,gratia. Ex astris,scientia (Fred/Duncan - dream team))
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To: dinoparty

Ain’t no nukes near Jacksonville.


36 posted on 12/19/2007 11:48:17 AM PST by wolfpat (If you don't like the Patriot Act, you're really gonna hate Sharia Law.)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Man those Steelers fans sure take their losses hard.


37 posted on 12/19/2007 11:49:47 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Sounds like burn back caused by bridging in the feed silo, if that is the cause the operator is a dumb ass.
38 posted on 12/19/2007 11:51:47 AM PST by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: Little Bill

Update, not a power facility, reported as at a chemical storage facility nearby.


39 posted on 12/19/2007 11:54:15 AM PST by null and void (Nully, you think of the oddest things. - sweetliberty)
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At least 4 Injured in Explosion

JACKSONVILLE, FL-- Rescue crews are responding to a huge explosion on New Berlin and Faye Road.

We are told at least 4 people have been transported to the hospital.

Our cameras saw a ball of fire shooting up into a huge cloud of black smoke.

Callers near the scene say the explosion shook their cars.

One caller who works at the JEA plant nearby says officials told him it was a chemical explosion and workers are being evacuated.

Other witnesses have called First Coast News and said they were also told to get out.

A spokesperson for the Holiday Inn on New Berlin road says that the front doors were blown off their hinges and that they can smell the smoke. She says the smoke as a strange odor but that they have not yet been told to evacuate.

Stay with First Coast News and Firstcoastnews.com for continuing coverage.

Created: 12/19/2007 2:11:19 PM
Updated: 12/19/2007 2:43:08 PM


40 posted on 12/19/2007 11:55:55 AM PST by michigander (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: null and void

Explosion, Fire Rocks Northside

POSTED: 1:39 pm EST December 19, 2007
UPDATED: 2:50 pm EST December 19, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Dozens of fire-rescue crews and every hazardous-materials unit in Jacksonville are battling a large fire that resulted from an explosion of an industrial facility on Faye Road, just off state Road 9A north of Heckscher Drive.

A thick plume of black smoke and flames could be seen for miles around. Callers to Channel 4 described a flash, an explosion and a mushroom cloud about 1:30 p.m.

"There was like this tremendous boom like I've never heard in my life," said Shannon Story, who works nearby. "Everything shook in the building, the power went out, light bulbs fell from ceiling. We all evacuated as fast as we could."

Police have blocked traffic on Faye Road between Alta Drive and New Berlin Road and are evacuating the area.

"I saw this humongous, huge fire, flames," said a Channel 4 viewer named Beverly. "The flames must have went up 20 stories tall. It wasn't a moment that a mushroom cloud appeared."

Channel 4 was told the explosion was at T2 Labs, a chemical company that makes solvents and gasoline additives.

Thick, black smoke continues to billow from the fire an hour after the initial explosion. "The explosion rocked my house," Carlton Higginbotham said.

Hospitals were put on alert, but there has been no report yet of casualties.


41 posted on 12/19/2007 11:58:49 AM PST by michigander (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: Little Bill

***Sounds like burn back caused by bridging in the feed silo, if that is the cause the operator is a dumb ass.***

If ther pulverizers ran out of coal causing hot air blowing up into the silo blame it on the ********coal handlers.


42 posted on 12/19/2007 12:01:01 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Only infidel blood can quench Muslim thirst-- Abdul-Jalil Nazeer al-Karouri)
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To: null and void

I hope so, I spent 40 years making Electricity. I would hate to see an operator make such a stupid mistake. My prayers for the injured.


43 posted on 12/19/2007 12:03:37 PM PST by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: dinoparty

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/printfullstory.aspx?storyid=98412

JEA Plant. Electrical.


44 posted on 12/19/2007 12:07:07 PM PST by poobear (Pure democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. God save the Republic!)
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To: Little Bill

Not a Power Plant explosion... the explosion did knock two units off line! Those units are back up. per JAX TV 4


45 posted on 12/19/2007 12:07:43 PM PST by A. Morgan (Each terrorist we kill lowers the carbon foot print of the war.)
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To: michigander
"She says the smoke as a strange odor but that they have not yet been told to evacuate." Worker: "But senator, that plant cooling water!!" TK: "Need to work on my breast stroke, now that I have breasties. Could have used them awhile back."
46 posted on 12/19/2007 12:07:48 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Not a power plant....

Channel 4 was told the explosion was at T2 Labs, a chemical company that makes solvents and gasoline additives. Thick, black smoke continues to billow from the fire more than one hour after the initial explosion.

47 posted on 12/19/2007 12:14:52 PM PST by The Raven (Make your government smaller today.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Who is the person watching the amperage on the Pulverizers? The coal handlers just do what they are told, the guy on the board owns it.
48 posted on 12/19/2007 12:44:46 PM PST by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Tuesday night? That means this isn’t really breaking news anymore now, is it?


49 posted on 12/19/2007 12:51:51 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: wolfpat
Ain’t no nukes near Jacksonville.

If you don't count King's Bay.

50 posted on 12/19/2007 12:53:27 PM PST by PAR35
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