Skip to comments.Texas explosion was a Bomb - fire dispatch recording
Posted on 04/18/2013 12:48:21 AM PDT by Species8472
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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
I don’t think we are under attack exactly but the fire itself could be arson-related...
February Planned Burn at Plant Led to School Evac
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)
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.
This kind of makes me think of the Texas City explosions in 1947. Fertilizer can make for some nasty explosions.
Praying for those in West, Texas from Sugar Land, Texas.
Big difference between saying a bomb went off and finding evidence that the explosion was actually a bomb.
another view of the West, TX explosion. (This person was really far away and it was huge where he was at)
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.
Thanks for this post...saved me a lot of typing on my phone.
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.
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.
People need to stop worshipping stuff they hear or think they hear on police scanners. It’s not some mystical font of truth.
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 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. 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.
Slo Joe had to wipe away a tear as he called for the registration of all fertilizer factories, followed by their confiscation.
islamism until demonstrated otherwise.
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.
5 mile area of destruction per mayor.. said leveled
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.
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.
There you go with common sense again.
You know that’s not allowed.
Now run around in circles and PANIC! PANIC! PANIC!
No, at the Phillips 66 facility across the river in Wood River..
I remember when Praxair blew up the first time..
Maybe so...but I tend to think it was a gut reaction....time will tell.
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.
Yes and it was the same video posted earlier. I did review both.
The key is what caused the fire. Did the report of a bomb occur when the fire first broke out ?
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.
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.
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?
They had 2 12,000 gallon tanks on site.
Here...this might help explain a bit further if you care to read it through.