Interesting. Thanks. Condolences to families and friends of those who died.
If you were on the radio when that happened, you could easily say a bomb went off - it wouldn’t mean a real bomb actually was planted.
Maybe the dispatcher said, “Go ahead, burn it down.”?
Waco area, anniversary of Waco massacre, Hitler’s birthday, anniversary of OKC bombing.... nah, just an accident.
I’m guessing someone who doesn’t know what really happened and assumed it was a bomb. You hear stuff like this on police scanners more often than you think and it turns out it wasn’t what the RP thought it was.
While it is possible it WAS a bomb, in light of other events this week, it is also possible he just made a false assumption. We will have to wait and see.
He says “A bomb *just* went off and is really upset. Could be an explosion of another sort, not a bomb, IMO.
Prayers for all in this area. May God Bless and Comfort each one affected.
Don’t be stupid.
Yeah, a fertilizer plant blew up. Happens. Fertilizer plants, fireworks factories, and munitions plants all have similar track records of cooking off now and again.
Goes off *like* a bomb due to the materials involved.
But it would be stupid to pretend that an accidental explosion, or words to describe such in the heat of the moment, would be the same as a deliberately designed bomb.
...show me that you know the difference.
If you can.
On high alert in OK...
Oklahoma City bomb team called in after report of suspicious U-Haul truck in downtown
The cops used a robot to investigate, but luckily the vehicle was empty on the anniversary week of the McVeigh bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
By Sasha Goldstein / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 5:22 PM
Neither, just an excited observer getting mixed up with big explosion equaling bomb.
Up to the Minute on CBS is showing the major damage to the homes in the area. Walls blown in 10 feet or more.
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.
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.
DOCUMENTS West Fertilizer Co. fined in 2006 by EPA .
This has been a very, very bad week for the USA.