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Texas explosion was a Bomb - fire dispatch recording
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Posted on 04/18/2013 12:48:21 AM PDT by Species8472

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To: stlnative

HOLY CRAP! Man in truck with kid OMG OMG


51 posted on 04/18/2013 3:03:20 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: reaganaut
>>>That is the video that has already been debunked by several sources. Apparently it is from a few years ago.

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.

52 posted on 04/18/2013 3:06:27 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Species8472

The Texas City Disaster
April 16, 1947
http://www.local1259iaff.org/disaster.html


53 posted on 04/18/2013 3:10:16 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: Species8472

Lots of things build up pressure an pop during a fire.

A water heater with a bad release valve would sound like a bomb.


54 posted on 04/18/2013 3:15:09 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: stlnative

One way or another, it is with some trepidation I head to the refinery this morning for work..


55 posted on 04/18/2013 3:22:43 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: caww
One of the first reports I saw stated that they responded to a fire at the facility, thought the fire was put out, then it flared up again. Then later on out of control fire and the eventual explosion. The report we had a bomb go off in here, could have been what caused the fire to initially break out. Because no one in there would have survived that big blast. The second bomb could have also been when the fire broke out a second time. We just do not know.
56 posted on 04/18/2013 3:29:39 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Species8472

DOCUMENTS West Fertilizer Co. fined in 2006 by EPA .
http://www.wfaa.com/news/texas-news/Documents-show-West—203543061.html


57 posted on 04/18/2013 3:33:51 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: Species8472

YT videoL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQbkt7R834w


58 posted on 04/18/2013 3:36:58 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Species8472

This has been a very, very bad week for the USA.


59 posted on 04/18/2013 3:37:34 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: cardinal4

stay safe - prayers


60 posted on 04/18/2013 3:42:31 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: fivecatsandadog

I don’t think we are under attack exactly but the fire itself could be arson-related...


61 posted on 04/18/2013 3:52:26 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

“Pull it”


62 posted on 04/18/2013 4:00:57 AM PDT by STD (One day closer to street justice)
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To: All

February Planned Burn at Plant Led to School Evac
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/february-planned-burn-plant-led-school-evac-18984866

Snip...
A school near the Texas fertilizer plant that was leveled by an explosion says it wasn’t warned about a controlled fire at the plant in February and evacuated its students to another school as a precaution. (more at link)


63 posted on 04/18/2013 4:13:51 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: Species8472; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Texas explosion was a Bomb - fire dispatch recording

Like the press proves with their vast non-knowledge of firearms in the gun control coverage... their understanding of explosives is just the same.

You would think that since this happened at a fertilizer plant... the press would know a lot about it as manure comes out of their mouths 24/7.

So, this proves for once and for all... the press don't know shite from shinola--

BTW West is about 40 miles west-southwest from me here in Corsicana. Did not hear nor feel a thing here. All involved in West, Texas, will be in my prayers.

64 posted on 04/18/2013 4:20:03 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

This kind of makes me think of the Texas City explosions in 1947. Fertilizer can make for some nasty explosions.

Agreed.

Praying for those in West, Texas from Sugar Land, Texas.


65 posted on 04/18/2013 4:27:21 AM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Species8472

Big difference between saying a bomb went off and finding evidence that the explosion was actually a bomb.


66 posted on 04/18/2013 4:27:53 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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NYC NY

Boston MA

West TX


"We will burn the ground beneath their feet"

Coincidences


67 posted on 04/18/2013 4:41:16 AM PDT by devolve ( -- -- liberals secret fuel economy trick -- simply fill up your tires with propane --)
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To: Species8472

another view of the West, TX explosion. (This person was really far away and it was huge where he was at)

http://youtu.be/K231IyZV6w4


68 posted on 04/18/2013 4:42:07 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: Species8472

I have Fox News on; a NYC bomb squad guy is speaking. He says one of the people who called 911 said “a bomb went off”, so the bomb squad was probably called out automatically.

A bit earlier, a firefighter at the site told ABC News they have no evidence it was a bomb.


69 posted on 04/18/2013 4:48:43 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Southack

Thanks for this post...saved me a lot of typing on my phone.


70 posted on 04/18/2013 4:56:37 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: beaversmom
Wierd stuff going on


71 posted on 04/18/2013 4:58:57 AM PDT by 11th_VA (DRONES DON'T KILL, CINCs KILL ...)
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To: Species8472

Fertilizer in itself is a bomb. I wouldn’t want to start something that is totally unproven at this time if I were reporting. There is enough tragedy there without false rumors being spread.


72 posted on 04/18/2013 5:01:02 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Southack

Yes, presume the media always tells the truth, unless there’s a REAAAALLLLY good reason for them not to, and ESPECIALLY when called stupid by another freeper.


73 posted on 04/18/2013 5:13:56 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Species8472

People need to stop worshipping stuff they hear or think they hear on police scanners. It’s not some mystical font of truth.


74 posted on 04/18/2013 5:14:04 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Species8472

Texas City Explosion - April 16, 1947

The Texas City disaster was the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history. The incident took place on April 16, 1947, and began with a mid-morning fire on board the French-registered vessel SS Grandcamp which was docked in the Port of Texas City. The fire detonated approximately 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate[1] and the resulting chain reaction of fires and explosions killed at least 581 people, including all but one member of the Texas City fire department.[2] These events also triggered the first ever class action lawsuit against the United States government, under the then-recently enacted Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), on behalf of 8,485 victims.


75 posted on 04/18/2013 5:24:57 AM PDT by deport
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To: Species8472

Slo Joe had to wipe away a tear as he called for the registration of all fertilizer factories, followed by their confiscation.


76 posted on 04/18/2013 5:31:01 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Species8472

islamism until demonstrated otherwise.


77 posted on 04/18/2013 5:35:37 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: justa-hairyape

The Waco police information officer conducting the morning briefing at 4:45 CDT this morning said that they would be treating the fertilizer plant as a crime scene until they ruled out criminal activity.

At that point, if nothing was found, it would convert to an industrial accident investigation.

He went on to say that they have no reason to believe, at this time, it was criminal in nature, but that is the way the investigations will be run.


78 posted on 04/18/2013 5:37:30 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: Species8472
Looks like the facility in question is an anhydrous ammonia storage facility owned by West Fertilizer Co. No actual manufacturing, though some mixing might be done there.
79 posted on 04/18/2013 5:39:02 AM PDT by railroader
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To: railroader; All

5 mile area of destruction per mayor.. said leveled


80 posted on 04/18/2013 5:41:56 AM PDT by seeker41 (Currently a displaced Texan)
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To: deport

deport, the cars in the second picture look to be from the Fifties. Someone must have misidentified the picture as being from the 1947 explosion.


81 posted on 04/18/2013 5:52:11 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: seeker41

Which is, of course, not true - he had said 5 block area last night, and likely misspoke today.

But gosh, the precise wording of anyone not in the media needs to be blindly believed.


82 posted on 04/18/2013 5:57:50 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: donna

There you go with common sense again.

You know that’s not allowed.

Now run around in circles and PANIC! PANIC! PANIC!


83 posted on 04/18/2013 7:25:56 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: cardinal4
You don't work at Praxair do you? - (small fire there today from lightening strike)
84 posted on 04/18/2013 7:31:55 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: stlnative

No, at the Phillips 66 facility across the river in Wood River..
I remember when Praxair blew up the first time..


85 posted on 04/18/2013 8:09:16 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: justa-hairyape

Maybe so...but I tend to think it was a gut reaction....time will tell.


86 posted on 04/18/2013 8:24:38 AM PDT by caww
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To: EBH

I agree. While anything’s possible, it seemed like a fairly general comment on the 911 call. Seems like the fire just ignited the plant, but we’ll see. Way too early at this point to conclude anything.


87 posted on 04/18/2013 9:43:36 AM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas Paine)
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To: stlnative

Yes and it was the same video posted earlier. I did review both.


88 posted on 04/18/2013 9:55:19 AM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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Cause of Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed up to 15 suspicious
89 posted on 04/18/2013 10:04:26 AM PDT by Species8472 (Stupid is supposed to hurt)
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To: mykroar
Seems like the fire just ignited the plant, but we’ll see. Way too early at this point to conclude anything.

The key is what caused the fire. Did the report of a bomb occur when the fire first broke out ?

90 posted on 04/18/2013 1:46:39 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
I’m sure the responder might have thought it was a bomb, but it doesn’t mean that it was.

True. That one ship of AN threw a 2-ton anchor more that 1.5 miles in Texas City. People in Galveston County thought they had been nuked.

91 posted on 04/18/2013 3:13:34 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto

Perry is BEGGING for money from the federal tit. No surprise. Perry wants Texas to be on it’s own but obviously the state is not able to be. Wanting and making it happen are too different things. Perry keep begging for the welfare. Texas will get it right one day....maybe.


92 posted on 04/19/2013 11:48:09 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: EBH
At this point I would NOT conclude a bomb. There was one hell of an explosion though during a fire at a fertilizer plant.

I tend to agree with you, but one youtube video that I saw shows a bright light flash to the left of the main fire just before the HUGE explosion. Someone else posted a video comparing the sound of a JDAM prior to explosion and hinted that there was the same sound prior to the main explosion at the fertilizer plant.
93 posted on 04/22/2013 7:12:03 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
That flash you see/saw...I noted it in another post as a volatile vapor flash. That's the ignition source, not a bomb. Something flashed over. I compare it to gasoline vapors flashing over to a gas can.

Under the right circumstances AA does explode. If a tank is leaking and the AA mixes with water...hydrogen peroxide forms...add heat from a fire you may attain a volatile vapor flash. I am not saying that is what happened as the plant had other chemicals onsight as well. But you have to consider what would cause two AA tanks to explode...which under normal circumstances pose no real hazard?

94 posted on 04/22/2013 7:54:42 AM PDT by EBH (Warning this person is a Catholic, Tea Party Patriot, and owns a copy of Atlas Shurgged)
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To: EBH
That flash you see/saw...I noted it in another post as a volatile vapor flash. That's the ignition source, not a bomb. Something flashed over. I compare it to gasoline vapors flashing over to a gas can.

Makes sense. kinda like how you can put out a candle, light a match above the candle smoke, and the candle will re-light.

If it was the AA that exploded, that sure was a BIG BOOM!
95 posted on 04/22/2013 8:15:26 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

They had 2 12,000 gallon tanks on site.

Here...this might help explain a bit further if you care to read it through.

http://my.firefighternation.com/forum/topics/889755:Topic:2841048


96 posted on 04/22/2013 11:15:45 AM PDT by EBH (Warning this person is a Catholic, Tea Party Patriot, and owns a copy of Atlas Shurgged)
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