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BREAKING NEWS: Blue Haze Prompts Emergency Advisory
WSAZ TV ^ | Jan 25, 2008 | Mike Waterhouse

Posted on 01/25/2008 4:46:09 PM PST by Islander7

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UPDATE @ 4:40PM: This information is from Metro 911: AS OF THIS TIME...METRO 911 HAS NOT RECEIVED ANY REPORTS OF PEOPLE EXPERIENCING ACUTE DISTRESS FROM CONTACT WITH THIS UNKNOWN SUBSTANCE.

METRO 911 STILL HAS NOT BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE SOURCE OR ORIGIN...AND NO ONE HAS NOTIFIED METRO 911 THAT THEY HAVE HAD A LEAK OR RELEASE.

AS SUCH...EMERGENCY OFFICIALS ARE NOT ADVISING A FORMAL SHELTER IN PLACE...BUT IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO VOLUNTARILY PROLONG EXPOSURE BECAUSE THE SUBSTANCE IS STILL UNKNOWN.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: bluehaze; charleston; charlestonwv; haze; pollution; uniquewatercondition; westvirginia
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1 posted on 01/25/2008 4:46:11 PM PST by Islander7
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To: Islander7

Is this any city in particular?


2 posted on 01/25/2008 4:47:50 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Islander7

Is this different from the blue haze thread of an hour ago?


3 posted on 01/25/2008 4:48:11 PM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: Islander7

where is this?


4 posted on 01/25/2008 4:48:27 PM PST by babygene (Never look into the laser with your last good eye...)
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To: RightWhale

are you sure it wasn’t purple?


5 posted on 01/25/2008 4:48:36 PM PST by Perdogg (Elections have consequences)
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To: Islander7

Not that I believe its terror related but It just reminds me of the terrorists who attempted to blow up some chlorine tanks in Israel a few years ago.


6 posted on 01/25/2008 4:48:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: Islander7

Maybe it’s the return of the moth man.


7 posted on 01/25/2008 4:49:15 PM PST by Perdogg (Elections have consequences)
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To: Plutarch

Charleston, WV.


8 posted on 01/25/2008 4:50:05 PM PST by RockinRight ("Mike Huckabee appeals to the type of person who thinks pro-wrestling is real." - TQC)
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To: Islander7

Weird.

~snip~

As a result, emergency officials do not know the source of the smell or what the product is or its origin. Following established protocols, emergency officials have activated the Emergency Operations Center and are tracking the location of the calls.

~snip~


9 posted on 01/25/2008 4:50:33 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Perdogg

Don’t take the brown acid.


10 posted on 01/25/2008 4:51:00 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Islander7

Ode to Jimi Hendrix


11 posted on 01/25/2008 4:51:13 PM PST by Grunthor (What if Mitt offered the VP slot to Ralph Reed?)
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To: Islander7

What freaking City? State? Country?

You could add a hint when you post things like this.


12 posted on 01/25/2008 4:52:12 PM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U
What freaking City? State? Country? You could add a hint when you post things like this.

There's a bridge nearby....

13 posted on 01/25/2008 4:54:06 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Islander7
WSAZ seems like a nice news website.

That is, until they start typing in ALL CAPS.

Then they are just being retards.

14 posted on 01/25/2008 4:55:00 PM PST by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: Islander7

Perhaps Sheets Byrd and some buddies are a doin’ some burnin’?


15 posted on 01/25/2008 4:55:08 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Beagle8U

16 posted on 01/25/2008 4:55:13 PM PST by BOBWADE
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To: Plutarch
Is this any city in particular?

Going to the link shows it to be Charleston, WV

17 posted on 01/25/2008 4:55:16 PM PST by technomage (Radical Islam gives me the urge to go to the bathroom and drop a big mohammed!)
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To: Perdogg

Jimmy Hendrix has come back from the dead.


18 posted on 01/25/2008 4:56:16 PM PST by dforest (Don't even ask me to vote for McCain, Rudy, or Huckster.)
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To: Beagle8U
You could add a hint when you post things like this.

Or just click on the link and you will see it appears to be Charleston, WV.

19 posted on 01/25/2008 4:56:36 PM PST by technomage (Radical Islam gives me the urge to go to the bathroom and drop a big mohammed!)
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To: Islander7

Who farted?

From the picture it just looks like fog....and if it isn’t, what exactly could it be that would cause people ‘accute distress’??


20 posted on 01/25/2008 4:57:02 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: RockinRight

Charleston WV was enveloped in a eye/lung irritating white cloud at about 1 pm....no alarms were sounded...I made calls to police and emailed newspapers. Finally there was a confusing blurb in our Daily Mail indicating that the substance was from the Bayer plant, and was an accidental release of a component of Larvin. The Daily Mail initially indicated a shelter in place for most of our county was called. Still no alarms, and the local emergency AM station was ignoring the massive cloud of gas.

Now the news continues to be confusing, and it is now stated that the cloud is from the giant coal burning John Amos power plant. At the bottom of a news article, it is indicated that a similar plant in Ohio resulted in massive injuries due to a cloud of sulfuric acid, and that the town had to be abandoned.

My lungs are still burning from this release of “whatever” in Charleston, WV.....I am disappointed in the local emergency reaction. If it HAD been more poisonous, then an entire city may have been poisoned without adequate emergency response.


21 posted on 01/25/2008 4:57:27 PM PST by mountaineer1997
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To: technomage

It says Charleston on the picture.


22 posted on 01/25/2008 4:58:06 PM PST by Blogger (Propheteuon.com)
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To: BOBWADE
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23 posted on 01/25/2008 4:59:28 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Beagle8U

....or you could click on the link and read it yourself. It’s not that hard.


24 posted on 01/25/2008 5:00:18 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: Perdogg

Wonder how many people are actually going to get that?


25 posted on 01/25/2008 5:00:29 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (To Err Is Human. To Arr is Pirate. To Unnngh! is Freeper.)
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To: Blogger
It says Charleston on the picture.

Yeah, I saw that. But was not sure if it was Charleston WV or Charleston SC so I checked the link and it a station in WV.

26 posted on 01/25/2008 5:00:39 PM PST by technomage (Radical Islam gives me the urge to go to the bathroom and drop a big mohammed!)
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To: r9etb

Ok thanks...lol


27 posted on 01/25/2008 5:00:47 PM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Islander7

No need to worry...

28 posted on 01/25/2008 5:02:09 PM PST by Libloather (January is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: Islander7
It's Global WARMING!!!! RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!
29 posted on 01/25/2008 5:02:58 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (If McCain wins the nom, I'm voting democrat. Well! There's two liberals on my november ballot.....)
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To: Perdogg

Purple haze isn’t atmospheric, it’s in your brain.


30 posted on 01/25/2008 5:03:07 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: RockinRight
Charleston, WV.

Target #1 on Doctor Evil's list.

31 posted on 01/25/2008 5:03:45 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: mountaineer1997

Whoa...are you staying inside, I hope?

Since it’s dark now - do you know if the cloud of whatever is still as strong or is it dissipating?

Stay safe -and thanks for the local information- keep us posted.


32 posted on 01/25/2008 5:03:47 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: rfp1234

LOL!


33 posted on 01/25/2008 5:04:13 PM PST by BOBWADE
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To: mountaineer1997
a component of Larvin

From bayercropscience.com:

One of the best ways for cotton growers to plan on harvesting more pounds of higher quality lint is with the use of LARVIN® insecticide/ovicide. Research has shown that applying LARVIN not only results in effective ovicidal and/or larvicidal action against Heliothis, but also represents an important part of a resistance management program.

Applied at the ovicidal rate, LARVIN provides three-way control other ovicides just can't match. First, LARVIN kills eggs on contact. Second, the residual activity of LARVIN kills eggs that are newly laid on spray residue. And third, LARVIN delivers powerful control of neonate larvae by ingestion of egg membrane. Since LARVIN is a selective insecticide ovicide, it won't trigger secondary pest flare-ups such as aphids.

34 posted on 01/25/2008 5:04:14 PM PST by technomage (Radical Islam gives me the urge to go to the bathroom and drop a big mohammed!)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Then it must be the moth man.


35 posted on 01/25/2008 5:04:54 PM PST by Perdogg (Elections have consequences)
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To: mountaineer1997
Charleston WV was enveloped in a eye/lung irritating white cloud at about 1 pm

This happens about twice a week in Newark to motorists on the Pulaski Skyway.

I am not joking.

36 posted on 01/25/2008 5:05:50 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

It’s John Carpenter’s “The Fog”. It calls for an Adrienne pic.


37 posted on 01/25/2008 5:06:01 PM PST by dforest (Don't even ask me to vote for McCain, Rudy, or Huckster.)
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To: technomage

Here is a copy of the first news release posted on the Daily Mail website several hours after the chlorine smelling cloud had enveloped Charleston, WV, on 1/25/08...I emailed this to my friends as no other alarms or news sites had ANY info/notices of problem:

” Kanawha County officials on Friday afternoon called for residents to shelter in place following reports of a chemical haze with a chlorine odor in a widespread area from South Charleston to Nitro.

“No one is admitting responsibility,” said Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper. “It is a wide area with a visible haze and a noticeable smell reported as a chlorine odor.”

The Emergency Operations Center was activated about 3 p.m. today, and plants throughout the valley were contacted about the matter, he said.

“We are using the emergency broadcast system,” Carper said. “We have no information on the source, the origin, or the product. We are logging the area and complaints are coming in.”

Carper said residents were asked to shelter in place and call 911 if they felt any distress.


38 posted on 01/25/2008 5:06:59 PM PST by mountaineer1997
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To: Islander7

Update from your link:

UPDATE @ 7:58PM:
Dale Petry, the emergency services director for Kanawha County, says emergency response teams are setting up at different places around the county to monitor the haze & smell. He’s hoping special equipment on the response trucks will be able to help identify what is causing it.

Petry also confirms that county emergency officials went up in a helicopter Friday with DEP officials to see if the source of the haze cand be pinpointed — but they didn’t find anything conclusive.

According to Petry, firefighters went to chemical plants in the valley and set up monitoring systems — and no traces of any leaks were detected.

Right now: Petry says there is almost no wind, causing the cloud to stay put. He adds, though, that it is moving north slightly toward Sissonville.


39 posted on 01/25/2008 5:07:34 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: RightWhale

No, that was the blue-green haze that was found to be caused by algae.


40 posted on 01/25/2008 5:08:09 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: Islander7

Low altitude chemtrail? Any black aircraft in the vicinity?


41 posted on 01/25/2008 5:09:07 PM PST by Fresh Wind (Scrape the bottom, vote for Rodham!)
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To: Islander7

First question I’m asking is where were the Clintons when this appeared? Second, do they have any “mysterious” business investments with the people of Charleston?


42 posted on 01/25/2008 5:11:37 PM PST by 444Flyer ("Sink this ship and it'll ruin your whole day" ... HMC J.S. God's rest friend.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

It’s Bush’s fault


43 posted on 01/25/2008 5:12:04 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: mountaineer1997; Cindy
“No one is admitting responsibility,” said Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper. “It is a wide area with a visible haze and a noticeable smell reported as a chlorine odor.”
44 posted on 01/25/2008 5:12:57 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
It's Global WARMING!!!! RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's West Virginia. They're already in the hills. : )

45 posted on 01/25/2008 5:13:02 PM PST by Bronzewound
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To: Islander7

It was hazy here too today (Duluth Mn). Kind of unusual when it’s this cold - 9’F. You’d expect it to be crystal clear. Didn’t smell or sense anything wrong. Nobody else seemes to have noticed though.


46 posted on 01/25/2008 5:13:13 PM PST by DManA
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To: Perdogg

See post 34 on the insecticide (possible release material). So - I suppose they saw Moth Man and then released the gas?


47 posted on 01/25/2008 5:13:45 PM PST by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory. ---- www.gohunter08.com ------)
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To: SE Mom

Initially it was reported that the local emergency administrator was fuming with anger that Bayer had not reported the extent of a Thiodicarb leak. It was reported that firemen had spray 1 ‘barrel’ of leaking Thiodicarb, then it was revealed that at least 3 ‘barrels’ had released Thiodicarb.

Then this story was removed, and no record of it is available to my search.

Here is haz mat info on Thiodicarb....pretty nasty?

http://www.agrian.com/pdfs/Larvin_Brand_32_Thiodicarb_InsecticideOvicide_(52201)_Label.pdf


48 posted on 01/25/2008 5:14:12 PM PST by mountaineer1997
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To: Constitution Day

Not like the old classics, but has some potential.


49 posted on 01/25/2008 5:15:20 PM PST by B Knotts (If McCain wins, we lose.)
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To: mountaineer1997

Hmmm..yuck.

See # 39- the latest update says they went to all the local plants and find no leaks at them..

Can you still smell it?


50 posted on 01/25/2008 5:16:09 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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