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Middletown, Connecticut rocked by explosion
Digital Journal ^ | Sunday Feb7 2010 10:19 AM MST | KJ Mullins

Posted on 02/07/2010 9:27:40 AM PST by malamute

An explosion in Middletown, Connecticut has rocked the town. Initial reports are that about a dozen people have been injured.

Middletown, United States - The Middletown Fire Department just said in a phone interview that they are in the process of putting out a second alarm. There are an unknown number of casualities. The explosion took place at NRG Power Plant on River Road. According to their web site they are the fossil-fueled electric generating plant in the state. Reports are saying that the blast could be felt as far away as Durham.

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KEYWORDS: casualties; connecticut; conneticut; ct; ctngxpsn; energy; explosion; kleen; kleenenergy; masscasualties; middleton; naturalgas; nrg; nrgpower; nrgpowerplant; powerplant
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1 posted on 02/07/2010 9:27:40 AM PST by malamute
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To: malamute

Prayers


2 posted on 02/07/2010 9:31:18 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: malamute

If it was Terrorism, it would never be reported by our state run fringe media.


3 posted on 02/07/2010 9:32:28 AM PST by Freddd
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To: malamute

Same story in Fox:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,585040,00.html


4 posted on 02/07/2010 9:33:11 AM PST by elpinta (DC, TSA: things that make me puke.)
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To: malamute

Well, at least it won’t be near as bad as Three Mile Island.......uh...wait.....

Never mind!


5 posted on 02/07/2010 9:34:41 AM PST by realpatriot (Some spelling errers entionally included!)
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To: malamute

Middletown is a 770MW Oil/Natural Gas, NRG-owned Power Plant


6 posted on 02/07/2010 9:37:33 AM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: malamute

Pop goes the CT?

I hope everyone is okay and there’s no disruption.


7 posted on 02/07/2010 9:38:48 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: realpatriot

*** According to their web site they are the fossil-fueled electric generating plant in the state.***

Quite a few things could explode in a coal fired plant. Coal dust, tripped coal pulverizer, loss of sealing oil for the hydrogen in the turbine, loss of combustion air, ect.


8 posted on 02/07/2010 9:39:40 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (GP-35 Grande Puissance-1935)
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To: malamute

Holy crap! That’s what I heard a little while ago. And, I live about 12 miles from there.


10 posted on 02/07/2010 9:41:26 AM PST by raybbr
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To: malamute

FOX reporting “mass casualties”—prayers going up! :-O


12 posted on 02/07/2010 9:44:54 AM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: malamute

Fox News reported the blast was heard all the way down to Long Island Sound.


13 posted on 02/07/2010 9:45:16 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: malamute

I lived in Middletown a few years ago when a natural gas explosion destroyed a newly constructed home. It shook my place. I can’t imagine the force of this blast.


14 posted on 02/07/2010 9:48:03 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

“loss of sealing oil for the hydrogen in the turbine”

is H2 used for cooling, & if so, why not air, because H2 has a higher heat capacity?


15 posted on 02/07/2010 9:48:29 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Freddd

Construction ongoing at the plant. Saying a gas line exploded.

Can we wait for more info before we blame terrorism.


17 posted on 02/07/2010 9:49:37 AM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: pillut48

Mass casualties reported on Fox. damn.


18 posted on 02/07/2010 9:49:39 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: malamute

Live police scanner

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=wp&feedId=3426


19 posted on 02/07/2010 9:49:55 AM PST by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
The explosion took place at NRG Power Plant on River Road. According to their web site they are the fossil-fueled electric generating plant in the state.

20 posted on 02/07/2010 9:50:00 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Man50D

Sounds reminiscent of the Hydrogen cracker that blew up at the Exxon refinery outside Linden NJ circa 1970...that one was hurd 40 miles away.


21 posted on 02/07/2010 9:50:18 AM PST by Mouton
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To: pillut48

Keeping in mind that casualties are not fatalities.

That said, prayers for all.


22 posted on 02/07/2010 9:51:20 AM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: svcw

Scanner for the area.

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=wp&feedId=3426


24 posted on 02/07/2010 9:53:57 AM PST by winoneforthegipper (I will follow the "True North-star" and that's, Sarah!)
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To: tcrlaf

Kleen Energy is a combined cycle turbine with low-sulfur oil as backup. Dang, I thinjk we should be using our natural gas for industry (chemical feedstock), not power, but this isn’t what I want as a lesson. :-(


25 posted on 02/07/2010 9:54:23 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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26 posted on 02/07/2010 9:54:27 AM PST by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: RaceBannon; stowaway; jjm2111; Mrs.LoneGOPinCT; underbyte; badbackman; Bigfitz; mcswan; ...

CT ping. Prayers up for the families and workers.


27 posted on 02/07/2010 9:54:49 AM PST by raybbr
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To: malamute

2 confirmed dead so far.


28 posted on 02/07/2010 9:55:13 AM PST by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: tcrlaf

29 posted on 02/07/2010 9:55:47 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

What’s the distance there?


30 posted on 02/07/2010 9:56:55 AM PST by united1000
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To: tcrlaf

Explosion Rocks Middletown
Casualties Reported; Crews From Surrounding Towns Respond
http://www.wfsb.com/news/22491279/detail.html

WFSB; Hartford, CT.

Middletown, Conn. — Police in Middletown said there was an explosion with mass casualties just before 11:30 a.m. at the Kleen Energy plant on River Road.

Fire departments from around the area are responding.

WFSB has received calls from people from as far as Higganum and Meriden who said that their homes shook from the force of the explosion.


31 posted on 02/07/2010 9:57:25 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

http://kleenenergy.com/


32 posted on 02/07/2010 9:57:26 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: united1000

No clue.


33 posted on 02/07/2010 9:57:28 AM PST by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: malamute

According to their web site they are the fossil-fueled electric generating plant in the state. The plant uses natural gas oil and ultra low-sulfur distillate fuel.


34 posted on 02/07/2010 9:57:43 AM PST by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: united1000
What’s the distance there?

If that's from New Haven (I think it is) then it's about 25 miles.

35 posted on 02/07/2010 9:58:27 AM PST by raybbr
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To: malamute
http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Power-plant-explodes-many-injured-355283.php

At least two are dead and several have life-threatening injuries, we are told. There are mass casualties, as many as 75 people injured. There were about 100 people inside the plant today where they were supposed to be testing some upgrades made recently to the facility. About 30 ambulances have responded to the scene, as well as the two Lifestar helicopters. A witness said the explosion caused a "massive ball of fire 40 to 50 feet into the air." Homeland security has also been called to the scene.
36 posted on 02/07/2010 9:59:58 AM PST by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: malamute

Prayers....


37 posted on 02/07/2010 10:02:21 AM PST by onedoug
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To: malamute

Fire is now reported to be under control.


38 posted on 02/07/2010 10:02:33 AM PST by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: Carley

IIANM, both gas and oil were to be fed to the plant by pipeline.


39 posted on 02/07/2010 10:02:41 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: malamute

Homeland Security called to the scene? Terrorism to be ruled out shortly...


40 posted on 02/07/2010 10:02:54 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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41 posted on 02/07/2010 10:03:25 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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42 posted on 02/07/2010 10:03:48 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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250 injured, 2 dead...per Fox News.
44 posted on 02/07/2010 10:04:34 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: MikeWUSAF
Fire is now reported to be under control.

I'm listening to the scanner. A firefighter stated the fire where is located at the plant is under control.
45 posted on 02/07/2010 10:04:40 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: raybbr

got it, thanks


46 posted on 02/07/2010 10:05:03 AM PST by united1000
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To: TornadoAlley3

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/middlesex_cty/middletown-power-plant-explosion

link to post #43


47 posted on 02/07/2010 10:05:32 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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Just heard that- 250 INJURED? That’s pretty amazing.

God bless- what a nightmare.


48 posted on 02/07/2010 10:05:47 AM PST by SE Mom
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To: MikeWUSAF

Wow!!! Great!!! Homeland Security has been called to the scene. I guess we can expect another lackluster performance from POTUS Barack Hussein Obama and his braindead Homeland Security Secretary, Janet “deadbeat” Napolitano!!! I wonder if POTUS Obam will take time from his Super Bowl Sunday party to tend to the nation’s business!!! I doubt it!!! I hope and pray injuries and deaths are at an absolute minimum. The news from the site does not appear to be positive. I am sure the CT “first responders will do an outstanding job of preserving and maintaining life as soon as possible. This does not sound like a “terrorist” attack, but who knows?


50 posted on 02/07/2010 10:08:04 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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