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Massive explosion in North Toronto, Ontario
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Posted on 08/10/2008 6:01:40 AM PDT by xcamel

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To: Chgogal

I was on the design team of a propane truck loading facility years ago.

A couple numbers stuck in my brain because I was amazed at how powerful a propane blast could be.

A 60,000 gallon tank half full, if ignited, should produce a ball of flame 300 feet tall and 1,000 feet around.

The code was written to first address if found, should a fire even be fought or simply run away as fast as you can. They address several items on how to address if it was past time to leave. Such as bulging in the tank or rising pitch of the emergency relief valves. The point the code made was if you were fighting the fire, you were too close if a tank ruptured.


61 posted on 08/10/2008 9:51:21 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: HollyB

looked like a mushroom


62 posted on 08/10/2008 9:53:39 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: P-Marlowe

And my wife complains that I got a generator - a stinky diesel generator. I won’t have that to put on video. I won’t have the money to buy the video camera with the diesel prices either!


63 posted on 08/10/2008 10:05:01 AM PDT by George from New England (now from north of Tampa Bay)
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To: xcamel
Its more economic terrorism that was at the heart of UBL's fatwa against the USA. He said that he will destroy Americas economy just like he destroyed the USSR.

We should file these accidents etc,,, into a big terrorism folder. I can't even keep track of all the explosions, wilderness fires, train derailments etc,,, Much more than I can even recall in the past.

A plant also burned yesterday which caused considerable damage that has already been ruled as a arson attack

64 posted on 08/10/2008 10:20:09 AM PDT by STD (Reparations & Apologizing for Slavery Becomes Cabinent Level Post in Omygmama Administration)
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To: STD

I’m inclined to agree with you. This was a massive explosion, people in Niagara Falls, which is at least 60 Km away saw the sky above Toronto light up like a fireball.....unreal.


65 posted on 08/10/2008 10:35:22 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: NinoFan

Thanks for the Youtube links. Poor quality, but quite interesting none the less.


66 posted on 08/10/2008 10:49:51 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We're a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 2, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: STD

Dude...get a crip. Everything isn’t terrorism. Yeesh


67 posted on 08/10/2008 10:52:38 AM PDT by silentknight
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To: STD

Dude...get a grip. Everything isn’t terrorism. Yeesh


68 posted on 08/10/2008 10:52:47 AM PDT by silentknight
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ping


69 posted on 08/10/2008 11:36:37 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: silentknight

No kidding. I think that some people are forgetting that these things happen. They were happening before bin Laden and they will happen after he is gone and forgotten.

It does get really ridiculous though hearing people shout terrorism every time there is an accident.


70 posted on 08/10/2008 11:41:35 AM PDT by frankiep (Every socialist is a disguised dictator - Ludwig von Mises)
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To: NinoFan

“Yes, the lack of media coverage of this so far is astonishing. “

It’s Sunday.


71 posted on 08/10/2008 12:09:24 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Black dogs and bacon bombs.)
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To: ovrtaxt

Youtube trolls are out in force today.


72 posted on 08/10/2008 12:17:20 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: STD
these accidents etc,,, into a big terrorism folder. I can't even keep track of all the explosions, wilderness fires, train derailments etc,,, Much more than I can even recall in the past.

There are such records existing, for industrial fires and explosions, going back a long way. People have been desperately trying to link them all to terrorism for the last 7 years. There's been no particular increase in them. The only reason why someone would perceive more of them is the "attention effect" - you're simply looking for them. There were such explosions and fires all through the 90s. You simply weren't paying attention or making note of them.

Things that are flammable simply accidentally burn or blow up. There was a spate of horrific grain elevator explosions in the late 70s. Those weren't terrorism.

73 posted on 08/10/2008 12:32:35 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Catholic Canadian

I’m supposed to spend 4 days in the Days Inn on that road, about 2.4 kilometres from the facility, starting August 20th. Hopefully, whatever damage was done to the hotel will be fixed up by then.


74 posted on 08/10/2008 1:17:13 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Should be alright, think most of the damage was within the vicinity of about 1.5 km. Although I’ve just seen video on tele that showed the shockwave, pretty nuts, looked like a MOAB.


75 posted on 08/10/2008 1:23:24 PM PDT by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: Catholic Canadian

Cool. Although I guess it would have been interesting to be there when it happened......

We are taking in Canada’a Wonderland as part of our “tour of theme parks” this summer, and also catching the typical toronto tourist traps.

Any “non-tourist-traps” that you think might be particularly interesting for a family of 4 with a 12 and 15-year-old? We will probably hit the needle, the castle, a couple museums (you know, stuff on the “6-tourist-traps for the price of three” ticket....)


76 posted on 08/10/2008 1:26:01 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Army Air Corps

Sadly a firefighter has died

Officials have confirmed that a firefighter has died after being found without vital signs at the scene of the massive propane explosion in the Keele and Wilson area. The cause of the 25-year veteran’s death is still not clear.


77 posted on 08/10/2008 1:49:03 PM PDT by xp38
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To: xp38

source for the above is 680 all news radio


78 posted on 08/10/2008 1:51:05 PM PDT by xp38
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Royal Ontario Museum is pretty cool. Also, take a walk on Bloor Street, around the intersection with Bathurst.


79 posted on 08/10/2008 1:59:20 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: dinoparty
I know my around the downtown area. The central shopping district around Yonge St. And don't forget the city underneath Toronto.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

80 posted on 08/10/2008 2:02:00 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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