Skip to comments.Texas explosion was a Bomb - fire dispatch recording
Posted on 04/18/2013 12:48:21 AM PDT by Species8472
A recording of the radio traffic between fire dispatch and responders reveal that West fire units report that a bomb went off in the building.
Two Different Videos reaganaut...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA (man in auto with kid when West TX building explodes)
(Video from a Discovery Show on a Chemcial Plant Explosion) - the one you linked to in post #31 from the other thread.
Also, for the record, Drudge has a link to the same video I posted. He’s not infallible, but he’s pretty accurate when it comes to these kinds of events.
You got it right fiftymegaton. You have the real West, TX video link posted.
According to Fox...it was a FIRE to begin with...the explosion happened 50 minutes later....
The town’s volunteer firefighters responded to a call at the plant about 6 p.m., said Waco police Sgt. William Patrick Swanton. Muska was among them, and he and his colleagues were working to evacuate the area around the plant when the blast followed about 50 minutes later. Muska said it knocked off his fire helmet and blew out the doors and windows of his nearby home.
Five or six volunteer firefighters were at the plant fire when the explosion happened, Muska said, and not all have been accounted for.
Not according to the fire department there..who responded to a “Fire”....the explosion happened 50 minutes later.
Foxnews has a link up to the same video you posted also.
Weird? Seems to me like we’re under attack. Thanks to the limp-wrist idiot in the WH, our enemies - within and international - see opportunity to carry out their threats.
It’s time for Obama, Congress and Janet to go.
At this point I would NOT conclude a bomb. There was one hell of an explosion though during a fire at a fertilizer plant.
Heat, does some weird and amazing stuff to some chemicals. I couldn’t tell you how many ‘safety videos’ I’ve seen reiterating how low explosive stuff can become quite volitile in heat or barrels left even left sitting in the sunshine start having a reaction in the barrel and cannot be contained or stopped. Or can only be stopped by cooling the containers...but it doesn’t always work. They then explode with amazing force.
So given there are a lot of chemical components and heat(fire), I’m not willing to jump to the conclusion of a bomb. I am much more likely to conclude some chemicals staged or stored improperly.
Which then means there is a ton of OSHA and EPA violations at the facility. I’d be more inclined to look to the safety record/ inspection record first, before jumping to the conclusion of a bomb.
No. More like a highly unfortunate industrial accident.
Wiki has a good reference page on “Ammonium Nitrate Disasters”, which highlights some of the bigger catastrophes, such as the Texas City Disaster and the Oppau Disaster of 1921.
I’m sure the responder might have thought it was a bomb, but it doesn’t mean that it was. Ammonium Nitrate does explode after all, especially considering there was a serious fire at the plant prior to the explosion.
Here’s the wiki page for one and all. Scary stuff.
HOLY CRAP! Man in truck with kid OMG OMG
Did you notice there was NO grass and desert in the old video and grass and trees in the new one? And did you notice the Texas accent in the video?
It's not the same video.
The Texas City Disaster
April 16, 1947
Lots of things build up pressure an pop during a fire.
A water heater with a bad release valve would sound like a bomb.
One way or another, it is with some trepidation I head to the refinery this morning for work..
DOCUMENTS West Fertilizer Co. fined in 2006 by EPA .
This has been a very, very bad week for the USA.
stay safe - prayers