Skip to comments.Official: Three dead in chemical plant explosion [In Jacksonville, Florida]
Posted on 12/19/2007 11:11:12 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet
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the post??? or the plant?
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.......
Anyone know what kind of power plant?
Someone planted a post, or did they post a plant? I'm so confused.
(I’m a bad boy...)
Nuclear, coal, etc.
Well I’ve still got lights and a quad, venti, non-fat, peppermint white chocolate mocha, so it can’t be that bad.
Well, they are probably using some kind of ancient technology or something. Need to get some new kind of generating equipment probably... like nuclear....
Sorry.. lol... couldn’t resist...
Naw, they demoed that one a few years back ;o)
Is it the one I’m thinking of with the very large cooling towers on the St. Johns River?
I forgive you. :)
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.
Uhhh coal, I think.
I’m still online and my coffee is hot, hope its not a big problem :O
Someone watching CNN said it is a transformer burning... can’t confirm this.
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........
I think you're thinking of the coal fired plant in Palatka.
Transformer burning? What? The city?...........
Just so long as nobody asks us to Ignore This Post...
Hey, this is series! Hugh need to be more understanding.
shower time...... then a nap
Are you in/from Jax? I spent my “formative” years there.......Ribault HS, FJC.......
What fuel? Coal? Natural gas? Fuel oil?
Hydrogen explosion? Breaker explosion?
Bush did it! Impeach!
I’m in Orange Park, the fifth side of town...
“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......”
I lived in Sherwood Forest, on the Northside near Soutel avenue.........’69-75......
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.
Ain’t no nukes near Jacksonville.
Man those Steelers fans sure take their losses hard.
Update, not a power facility, reported as at a chemical storage facility nearby.
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
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.
***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.
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.
JEA Plant. Electrical.
Not a Power Plant explosion... the explosion did knock two units off line! Those units are back up. per JAX TV 4
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.
Tuesday night? That means this isn’t really breaking news anymore now, is it?
If you don't count King's Bay.
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