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  • Cause of Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed up to 15 'suspicious:' source

    04/18/2013 9:19:53 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 100 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 18, 2013 | JOSH MARGOLIN and JOSH SAUL
    A senior Obama administration official said a series of briefings overnight have produced concern the Texas blast could have been at least criminal in nature. Authorities are trying to contain their speculation for fear of causing a panic, but the official told The Post the cause of the blast is "suspicious." Authorities suspect the blast was set off by a truck or rail car holding a large quantity of ammonia that somehow caught fire or blew up. Ammonia, under certain conditions, can become combustible or explosive. "It's 50-50," the source said. "Some sort of explosion caused the ammonia truck/rail car...
  • N.J. jury convicts animal rights activists

    03/02/2006 1:48:47 PM PST · by LouAvul · 11 replies · 630+ views
    ap via modbee ^ | 3-2-06 | jeff gold
    An animal rights group and six members were convicted Thursday of inciting violence against a company that tests drugs and household products on animals. The group, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, maintained its actions were protected under the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. The government charged that SHAC waged a five-year campaign of threats, harassment and vandalism against Huntingdon Life Sciences and posted information on the SHAC Web site about the lab's employees and those who do business with Huntingdon. Many of those targeted saw their homes vandalized, and they and their families received threatening e-mails, faxes and phone...
  • An Informational Essay For All Patriots (We must know our enemies and their tactics)

    03/20/2011 8:13:40 AM PDT · by mcmuffin · 39 replies
    ThePundit ^ | Feb 27 2011 | Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director, Portage County TEA Party, Ohio
    Saul Alinsky visits Ohio for Senate Bill 5 By: Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director, Portage County TEA Party, Ohio Fellow Patriots, this past week many or our members and our groups, for the first time since our movement began, actually faced hostile crowds in numbers significantly larger than we could muster. This was a new learning experience for most of us and, as you will see, it was not a pleasant experience. After a rally in Youngstown on Thursday, February 24, 2011, it became clear to me that, though our groups and members were learning from our experience, we were not...
  • WINDOW CLEANING CHEMICAL INJECTED INTO FAST FOOD HAMBURGER MEAT

    01/06/2010 11:59:01 AM PST · by Nodems2000 · 95 replies · 2,938+ views
    Natural News ^ | Mike Adams
    Window cleaning chemical injected into fast food hamburger meat Mike Adams Natural News Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 If you’re in the beef business, what do you do with all the extra cow parts and trimmings that have traditionally been sold off for use in pet food? You scrape them together into a pink mass, inject them with a chemical to kill the e.coli, and sell them to fast food restaurants to make into hamburgers. That’s what’s been happening all across the USA with beef sold to McDonald’s, Burger King, school lunches and other fast food restaurants, according to a New...
  • Ammonia cloud kills woman, injures 7

    07/16/2009 4:57:18 AM PDT · by Peter Horry · 13 replies · 1,131+ views
    The State ^ | Jul. 16, 2009 | SAMMY FRETWELL
    Donna Petrey got a call just after 8 a.m. Wednesday from her son, telling her the chemical plant across the street had sprung a leak. “I grabbed my 7-year-old grandson, Hunter, and our dog, Oreo, and put them in the car,” she said. At the end of the driveway, she glanced left and was stunned. "It looked like a huge cotton ball. It was so thick, you couldn’t see anything through it,” said Petrey, 50, who lives across from Tanner Industries, just south of Swansea in Lexington County. Petrey didn’t know it, but a motorist already had driven into that...
  • 'Bomb factory' found in mosque (Ramallah)

    04/12/2009 11:40:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 747+ views
    News24.com ^ | 4/12/09 | staff
    Ramallah - Palestinian security officials said on Sunday that they had found a Hamas bomb-making factory underneath a mosque in the occupied West Bank. "Security forces found a bomb-making factory inside a mosque in Qalqiliya," an Interior Ministry statement said. "Many of the bombs were ready to use and many of them were of industrial grade."
  • Researchers Warn of Nitrogen Hazard to Environment

    05/16/2008 11:44:36 AM PDT · by anymouse · 35 replies · 105+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2008
    While carbon dioxide has been getting lots of publicity in climate change, reactive forms of nitrogen are also building up in the environment, scientists warn. "The public does not yet know much about nitrogen, but in many ways it is as big an issue as carbon, and due to the interactions of nitrogen and carbon, makes the challenge of providing food and energy to the world's peoples without harming the global environment a tremendous challenge," University of Virginia environmental sciences professor James Galloway said in a statement. "We are accumulating reactive nitrogen in the environment at alarming rates, and this...
  • Crooks May Be Cause of Dangerous Leak

    10/30/2007 9:54:01 AM PDT · by rawhide · 5 replies · 54+ views
    at&t home page news ^ | 10/30/07, 12:05 PM EDT
    HERNDON, Ky. (AP) - Burglars may have caused the chemical leak that led to the evacuation of an elementary school and residents, and they may have suffered chemical burns, officials say. Anhydrous ammonia leaked from a 30,000-gallon tank that had ruptured Monday at Agri-Chem Inc., an agricultural supply company. The chemical is used as a fertilizer, but it also is an ingredient in methamphetamine. State police and fire officials found that the fence surrounding the tank had been cut, and a valve looked like someone had tampered with it, the company said. "It looks like two people; we found their...
  • Car that runs on Ammonia

    03/28/2007 12:51:56 AM PDT · by BlueSky194 · 39 replies · 1,324+ views
    Go to this website. http://gregvezina.com/ Watch the video on the website. This guy created a fuel called Hydrofuel which ran on ammonia and alittle nitrogen in the early 80s.
  • Massive Ammonia Leak Evacuates Part Of E. Boston

    11/06/2006 4:32:34 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies · 487+ views
    CBS4BOSTON ^ | 06 NOVEMBER 2006 | CBS4BOSTON
    (CBS4) EAST BOSTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency is on the scene of a chemical leak in East Boston on Monday. They are assessing an ammonia leak from an 800 pound tank at the Channel Fish Processing Company on East Eagle Street. Officials say a faulty valve appears to be the cause of the massive leak. It is not clear how much of the chemical leaked, the Boston Fire Department said. One person was taken to the hospital as a precaution. According to the fire department, the victim was not a worker at the plant or a public safety worker....
  • Ammonia on Mars could mean life

    07/23/2004 9:20:42 PM PDT · by Simmy2.5 · 47 replies · 1,261+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 15 July, 2004, 12:50 GMT 13:50 UK | By Dr David Whitehouse
    Ammonia may have been found in Mars' atmosphere which some scientists say could indicate life on the Red Planet. Researchers say its spectral signature has been tentatively detected by sensors on board the European Space Agency's orbiting Mars Express craft.
  • Texas plant guard sticks to story

    01/28/2004 12:40:08 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 269+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2004
    HOMELAND INSECURITYTexas plant guard sticks to storyMan shot near port facility says FBI doesn't believe him Posted: January 28, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com The guard shot at a chemical plant near a Texas port is sticking to his story about a Mideast gunman, but he says the FBI doesn't believe him. The shooting in Freeport at a BASF ammonia depot occurred late Friday night in a muddy lot outside the plant. Robert House was working security when he said he noticed a suspect in a white pickup truck taking pictures of the facility's lights. House says when he confronted the...
  • Shooting of a security guard outside an ammonia terminal on the Texas Gulf Coast,

    01/24/2004 3:26:05 PM PST · by Athene · 19 replies · 330+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat January 24, 2004
    Police Investigate Texas Chemical Port Shooting Sat January 24, 2004 04:10 PM ET HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Texas law enforcement agencies are investigating the shooting of a security guard outside an ammonia terminal on the Texas Gulf Coast, a law enforcement official said on Saturday. A security guard at the BASF Corp. ammonia terminal in Freeport, Texas, 60 miles south of Houston, was shot late on Friday by a man in a pickup truck parked outside the terminal's fence and within sight of a multistory ammonia tank, said Henrietta Gonzalez, chief of the Freeport Police Department. The guard was...
  • Ammonia Leak Rousts Hundreds of Tourists From Hotels on Mississippi Coast

    02/23/2003 11:41:50 AM PST · by all4one · 10 replies · 424+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | February 23, 2003 | The Associated Press
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A cloud of ammonia leaked from a chemical plant early Sunday, forcing tourists to evacuate eight hotels along the Gulf Coast. Authorities said it appeared someone had tried to steal the chemical, possibly to make illegal drugs. Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport was also shut down for seven hours, and several churches canceled or postponed Sunday services after police advised residents to stay indoors. A couple of emergency workers had to be treated but no other injuries were reported, police Sgt. Joseph Ashmore said. Anhydrous ammonia, used to make fertilizer, is highly explosive. Exposure irritates the skin and...