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  • Fort Lauderdale: Smoking man hurt when oxygen machine explodes

    01/31/2011 7:26:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 31, 2011
    FORT LAUDERDALE — A man smoking a cigarette while using an oxygen machine was taken to a local hospital to be treated for burns early Monday when the oxygen unit exploded, officials said.
  • Space Shuttle Challenger 25 Years Later

    01/28/2011 5:48:27 PM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies ^ | January 27, 2011 | Steve McGough
    STS-51-L took off and flew for only 73 seconds on Jan. 28, 1986. I missed the launch -- something I think I tried to watch live back then -- because I was in a classroom somewhere on the Catholic University campus in Washington, D.C. Within minutes after the explosion, the TV was on in the lounge, the usually loud dorm quite. Where were you?
  • Afghan Police: 6 Die in Kabul Supermarket Blast

    01/28/2011 4:15:51 AM PST · by Prole · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 28, 2011 | Associated Press
    Afghan Police: 6 Die in Kabul Supermarket Blast Associated Press January 28, 2011 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Police and eyewitnesses say at least six people were killed in an explosion that rocked a grocery store frequented by foreigners in Kabul. Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada, chief of counterterrorism at the Ministry of Interior, says both Afghans and foreigners are among the dead in Friday's blast. He says police were still investigating what caused the blast. The explosion ignited a fire inside the store and mounds of canned goods and other merchandise were strewn across the floor of the smoke-filled building, making it...
  • Touching the Face of God ...

    01/27/2011 8:36:13 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 14 replies ^ | January 26, 2011 | smithsk
    High Flight  The first time I heard this poem was watching a TV station sign off during the 1970s, such as shown in the video clip below. It was much later that I learned the story behind it and how I would be personally affected by it. In the summer and through the fall of 1940, the Battle of Britain was waging and the London Blitz demoralizing this one island nation that did break as Hitler's juggernaut was steamrolling across the rest of Europe. During such desperate times, Sir Winston Churchill gave his famous speech: Their Finest Hour Before...
  • Bomb squad at building near State House after mailroom employee injured - Maryland

    01/06/2011 11:24:39 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 10 replies
    Baltimore SUn ^ | January 6, 2010 | Nicole Fuller
    Maryland State House mailroom employee was injured Thursday afternoon while handling a package, and the incident was being investigated by bomb squad officials, according to Annapolis city officials. The Annapolis Fire Department's bomb squad was investigating the incident and the state's bomb squad and FBI officials were on their way to the Jeffrey Building on Francis Street, where the incident took place, as of 12:51 p.m., according to Phillip McGowan, a spokesman for Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen. There were also media reports that six people were injured in an explosion at the Maryland Department of Transportation offices at 7201...
  • Explosion injures several people at MDot Headquarters

    01/06/2011 11:21:57 AM PST · by Braak · 96 replies
    ABC 2 News ^ | 1/6/11 | ABC 2
    HANOVER, Md. - Sources tell that several people have been injured after an explosion at the Maryland Department of Transportation Headquarters in Anne Arundel County. Sources also say it may have been an improvised explosive device. It happened just after 1pm Thursday afternoon. ABC2 News reporter, Don Harrison, is at the scene where fire crews are treating those who were hurt. Hazardous Materials units are also at the scene along with K-9 units. Authorities are working to set up a mobile command Authorities have not released any more information. Stay with for updates.
  • Police: Chainsaw Sparks Explosion At Gas Station (Obama voter)

    12/23/2010 8:19:18 PM PST · by Wile E Coyote Genius · 41 replies · 1+ views
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An explosion was reported at a closed gas station in the 1400 block of Dixie Highway. Louisville police said several people reported an explosion at the corner of Dixie Highway and Standard Avenue around 12:15 p.m. Thursday. The explosion damaged a truck. Officials said a man was using a chainsaw between the gas station and another building and the sparks set residual gas fumes on fire. There were no injuries reported. According to Louisville police spokeswoman Carey Klain, Steven Askew, the man with the chainsaw, was there to steal piping. Askew, 48, is charged with first-degree wanton...
  • Explosion at Northrop Grumman Shipyard

    12/16/2010 9:29:41 AM PST · by FromLori · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Fox 10 ^ | 12/16/2010 | Linh Ha
    Explosion force hundreds to evacuate PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WALA) - An explosion at Northrop Grumman's Pascagoula shipyard is forcing workers to evacuate. It happened around 7:45 Thursday morning. One witness says black smoke is billowing over the west bank and fire crews are fighting it from the water. A spokesperson for northrop Grumman said no injuries have been reported. FOX10's Cary Chow is on the way to the scene and we will have updates for you as we get more information.
  • 'One dead' after Stockholm blasts

    12/11/2010 11:24:46 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 99 replies · 2+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-11-10 | staff
    One person has been killed and at least one other hurt as two explosions rocked the centre of the Swedish capital, Stockholm, reports say. A car blew up near the busy shopping street of Drottninggatan, and another explosion hit nearby shortly afterwards, AP quoted police as saying. A man's body was discovered after the second blast, the agency reported. Swedish Aftonbladet newspaper showed images of a burning white car. The cause of the blasts is not yet known. Rescue services spokesman Roger Sverndal said the car which exploded had contained gas canisters, AP reported. A former AP worker, Gabriel Gabiro,...
  • 2 Reported Dead in West Virginia Plant Explosion

    12/09/2010 12:35:19 PM PST · by Doogle · 17 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | 12/09/10 | AP via FOX
    DEVELOPING: At least two people are reported dead after an explosion rocked a plant in West Virginia's northern panhandle.
  • China Internet cafe explosion kills 6, injures 37: report

    12/04/2010 8:34:05 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 4, 2010 | Sui-Lee Wee
    An explosion at an Internet cafe in southwest China killed six people and injured 37 others, state news agency Xinhua said Sunday. (snip) Dynamite experts were still investigating the site to determine the cause of the blast, Xinhua said.
  • 3 Injured In Gulf Oil Rig Explosion (20 mi from NOLA)

    12/02/2010 5:43:54 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 6 replies
    WGAL ^ | December 1, 2010 | NA
    3 Injured In Gulf Oil Rig Explosion No Status Immediately Available On Condition Of Rig NEW ORLEANS -- Three people were injured -- two badly burned -- in an oil rig explosion Wednesday in Bayou Perot, La., WDSU in New Orleans reported. The U.S. Coast Guard received a report at about 10:15 a.m. Central time, that three people were injured on the rig, which is roughly 20 miles south-southeast of New Orleans, Petty Officer Thomas Blue of the Coast Guard told the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper. There was no immediate status report on the condition of the rig, said Kenneth...
  • High school science lab explosion injures 5

    11/23/2010 11:06:04 AM PST · by Skeez · 24 replies · 4+ views ^ | 11/23/2010 | Ottawa company
    A teacher and at least four Grade 11 students suffered minor injuries in a chemical explosion in a science lab at Brennan Catholic High School in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday morning. The school was in a medical lockdown for about about an hour and a half as Raymo Road was blocked off, and ambulances, fire trucks and a hazardous materials response team were called to the scene. According to Windsor police, at around 10 a.m. ET, an experiment in a test tube went wrong, causing shards of glass to injure a chemistry teacher. Chemistry teacher Steve Pellarin received lacerations on...
  • Loch blast link to 'imminent' attack

    11/21/2010 4:41:05 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 16 replies ^ | 21 November 2010 | Emma Cowing and Gareth Rose
    ONE of Scotland's foremost terrorism experts has warned the explosion at Gartocharn near Loch Lomond last week may indicate a terrorist attack on Britain is imminent. Professor David Capitanchik, terror expert from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, told Scotland on Sunday that the blast, which was heard several hundred yards away and has raised the possibility of an al-Qaeda style training camp operating in th ADVERTISEMENT e area, bore the hallmarks of a test run. "Terrorists get training in Pakistan, or Afghanistan, they get shown the materials and how to put the bombs together. But the critical thing is how...
  • Official: Explosion kills 6 at Mexican resort

    11/14/2010 2:08:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    AP on Breitbart ^ | 11/14/10 | Gabriel Alcocer - ap
    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - An explosion believed to have been caused by an accumulation of natural gas killed six people and injured 15 Sunday at a resort hotel on Mexico's Caribbean coast, authorities said. Initial reports indicate that three Canadian tourists may be among those who lost their lives in the blast, said Quintana Roo state Attorney General Francisco Alor. The explosion happened in the lobby of the 676-room Grand Riviera Princess hotel in Playa del Carmen, which is located in Quintana Roo.
  • Man sought over toilet explosion after device goes off in McDonalds restroom

    10/24/2010 9:24:52 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 46 replies ^ | 25th October 2010
    A SMALL home-made device exploded in a toilet in the restroom of a fast food outlet in western Sydney but no one was injured, police say. The device was detonated in the men's toilet cubicle at a McDonald's restaurant on High St in Penrith at around 9.10pm (AEDT) yesterday. "The explosion damaged the toilet cistern and an air vent," NSW police said today in a statement. "There was nobody in the restroom at the time. "The remnants of a crudely made explosive device was found and taken for forensic examination."
  • 10 students injured in North High cooking equipment explosion - Torrance, CA

    10/22/2010 2:17:01 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | October 22, 2010 | Nick Green
    Ten students at North High School in Torrance were rushed to the hospital today with injuries sustained when portable cooking equipment exploded in a classroom. Four of those teens were seriously hurt in the blast, which was reported at 12:46 p.m., officials said. Traffic was blocked at the intersection of 182nd Street and Prairie Avenue while 35 emergency personnel - including five ambulances - responded. The injured students were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital, County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. It was not immediately known what the cooking equipment was being used for or whether...
  • Explosion sets off building fire near Texas State Aquarium (Corpus Christi)

    09/16/2010 4:09:20 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 31 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | September 16, 2010 | Steven Alford
    Corpus Christi Beach fire injures three; fire, police investigating CORPUS CHRISTI — An explosion at an apartment complex Thursday near the Texas State Aquarium ignited the building and shot a large smoke plume into the sky that dwarfed the Harbor Bridge. Fire fighters responded about 11 a.m. to the Aquarium Inn and Suites in the 2800 block of North Shoreline Boulevard after reports of a fire. Witnesses said they heard a loud explosion as far away as office buildings on the other side of the Port of Corpus Christi ship entrance. George Major and his wife were inside their apartment...
  • Plane crash in San Bruno, CA (Cause of the fire is now said to be a natural gas leak)

    09/09/2010 7:01:08 PM PDT · by SFC Chromey · 224 replies · 3+ views
    A plane just crashed near SFO in San Bruno, CA. Prayers to all affected.
  • Homes ablaze after explosion near San Francisco

    09/09/2010 8:34:05 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 14 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 9, 2010
    A massive fire possibly caused by a high-pressure gas line roared through a mostly residential neighborhood in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno, destroying at least a dozen homes. A white and black plume of smoke was visible for miles. Something clearly fueled the huge fireball, reported NBC Bay Area. Fire crews had trouble getting close to the source of the flames but attacked the blazes from the air and ground, said KGO-TV. Television live shots showed at least a dozen homes destroyed, with flames reaching as high as 50 to 60 feet into the air.
  • Big explosion near San Francisco Airport

    09/09/2010 7:00:04 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 737 replies · 1+ views
    It just happened. Not much info on it yet. **URGENT** KGO-TV: Reported "explosion" near San Francisco grows to 6-alarm fire.
  • Second Gulf Oil Platform Explosion a Stunning Coincidence?

    09/06/2010 5:14:40 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 21 replies ^ | 09/06/2010 | Gina Miller
    I don't believe in coincidences, and this latest event is really just too much. Back on May 1st, I wrote an article detailing my suspicion that the Deepwater Horizon explosion was no ordinary accident and possibly was even a deliberate attack by forces unknown. Of course I was drilled over it (no pun) and called every name under the sun for stating my thoughts. We still don't know the cause of that explosion, and we may never know the actual truth, but at least the oil flowing into the Gulf has been stopped. Now this. Last Wednesday, a federal judge...
  • No sign of oil spill after Gulf platform fire (zero disappointed)

    09/02/2010 3:07:24 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 26 replies via AP ^ | 9/2/10 | ALAN SAYRE
  • What is the real story on the rig explosion?

    09/02/2010 11:14:18 AM PDT · by goseminoles · 48 replies · 1+ views
    self | 9-2-10 | self
    I have been going online today to various news outlets and they all differ on the gulf oil platform that blew up today.
  • Gulf oil platform explodes, burning off La. coast

    09/02/2010 10:23:58 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6 mins ago | ALAN SAYRE
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – An offshore petroleum platform exploded and was burning Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles off the Louisiana coast, west of the site where BP's undersea well spilled after a rig explosion. The Coast Guard said no one was killed in the explosion, which was spotted by a commercial helicopter flying over the site Thursday morning. All 13 people aboard the rig have been accounted for, with one injury. The extent of the injury was not known. They were rescued from the water by an offshore service vessel, the Crystal Clear, said Coast Guard...
  • Coast Guard: Oil and gas platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico

    09/02/2010 9:09:21 AM PDT · by ncfool · 51 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Sept 2, 2010 | Miami Herald
    Coast Guard: Oil and gas platform explosion in the Gulf .The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating an oil and gas platform explosion Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico west of the recent catastrophic BP oil spill. Mariner Energy's Vermilion Rig 380 exploded about 90 miles south of Vermilion Bay, off Louisiana about 10:30 a.m., Thursday, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Colclough said on CNN.
  • Oil rig explodes in Gulf of Mexico

    09/02/2010 8:40:14 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 508 replies
    WAFB 9 ^ | 09/02/2010 | n/a
    WWL-TV in New Orleans has confirmed the Coast Guard is responding to a rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Dozens are reported injured. According to the Coast Guard, it happened 80 miles south of Grand Isle. Rescue choppers from New Orleans and Houston are responding. The injured will be taken to hospitals in various coastal areas from Houston to the Louisiana/Mississippi border area.
  • Man blows himself up trying to kill a spider

    08/31/2010 11:16:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies · 3+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | August 31, 2010 | Laura Roberts
    The 28 year-old suffered severe burns after attacking the arachnid with an aerosol can at his home in Clacton in Essex. The man was summoned by his wife to deal with a spider she had seen scuttling behind the lavatory on Bank Holiday Monday. Not being able to reach it, the man decided to kill it by spraying it with the can. However he was unable to see whether it was dead because the bulb in the bathroom light had blown. At this point he turned to a cigarette lighter to illuminate the room, but in the process ignited the...
  • I Hope You're Feeling Peckish, Because You're About to Witness a BACON EXPLOSION

    08/19/2010 3:27:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/19/2010 | Andrew M Brown
    There’s something about the dish known as bacon explosion that’s typically American. If you haven’t come across it, the recipe comprises Italian sausagemeat and syrupy barbecue sauce all bound up in a sort of roll with a lattice of fatty bacon, then smoked on a barbecue at a rate of one hour per inch. The whole thing contains about half a kilo of fat. The dish emerged in 2008 on the website BBQ Addicts and quickly grew to become a genuine internet phenomenon, attracting more than half a million page-views. The recipe is easy to follow and if you can’t...
  • Three primary school children killed in flat 'gas explosion'

    08/04/2010 10:50:33 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6:20 PM on 4th August 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Three primary school children were killed today in a suspected gas explosion. The emergency services were called to Edinburgh's Slateford Road at around 3pm. Police said two boys and a girl died and another person - believed to be the children's mother - was injured in the incident.
  • Explosion levels Gaza house, multiple casualties

    08/01/2010 4:45:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | 8/1/10 | IBRAHIM BARZAK
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinians say a huge explosion has leveled the Gaza home of a senior Hamas commander, causing multiple casualties. Palestinians say the blast was caused by an Israeli airstrike, but Israel denies that. The explosion early Monday wrecked the house of Ala Adnaf, a commander of the Hamas military wing, Palestinian security officials said. At least 17 people were rushed to a hospital, and unconfirmed reports said two people were killed. Rescue teams were digging through the rubble. The security officials said a missile fired by an Israeli warplane hit the house. The Israeli military said...
  • Tanker damaged in explosion near Oman - Japan govt

    07/28/2010 2:08:14 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 28, 2010
    It quoted the company as saying the explosion may have been caused by an outside attack. There was no leakage of oil from the tanker, which had 16 Filipino and 15 Indian crew members on board.
  • Alarm Was Disabled Before BP Blast

    07/24/2010 12:06:06 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Russel Gold and Ben Cassleman
    A critical alarm system that should have warned workers of danger aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig had been disabled before the rig erupted into flames on April 20,
  • Man who set fire gets 8-16 years (blew up house in attempted suicide)

    07/21/2010 7:51:15 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 7/21/2010 | Sheena Delazio
    WILKES-BARRE – An Exeter man was sentenced Tuesday to eight to 16 years in state prison on charges he set fire to his home. The fire set off an explosion that damaged 55 homes, three businesses, an elementary school and left two 13-year-old girls injured. Luzerne County Court Judge Tina Polachek Gartley sentenced David Lamoreaux, 43, of Penn Avenue, on three felony counts, including two charges of arson and one charge of causing a catastrophe. “I truly am sorry,” Lamoreaux said Tuesday. “I’m not that kind of person at all … I’m sorry.” Lamoreaux pleaded guilty to the charges in...
  • Cavuto reported large explosion in Afganistan, close to Hillary Clinton (Vanity)

    07/19/2010 2:18:08 PM PDT · by devane617 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Anyone else hear this? Large explosion????/
  • Blast hurts 20 in U.S. Steel's Clairton plant

    07/15/2010 6:24:59 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 10 replies
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Thursday, July 15, 2010 | Tom Fontaine, Chris Ramirez and Luis
    An explosion in a coke battery Wednesday morning rocked U.S. Steel's Clairton Works, sending 17 people to hospitals, a thick black cloud of smoke skyward and inspectors scrambling for clues to the cause. The explosion injured 14 U.S. Steel employees and six contractors. A dozen workers remained hospitalized last night with severe injuries. One suffered burns on nearly a third of his body, and several were hooked to breathing machines because flames and smoke had damaged their airways. Three workers received on-site treatment, the company said. "It was a big boom, and then everything just went black," said John Chappell,...
  • UPDATE: Fire that killed Blackman Township man at a rest area along U.S. 127 was not an accident

    07/14/2010 4:57:17 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 9 replies ^ | July 14, 2010 | Aaron Aupperlee
    A fire investigator with the Michigan State Police believes the car fire that killed a Blackman Township man today was not accidental. Sgt. Ken Hersha said the cause — which has not been determined — is still under investigation. “It wasn’t an accident,” he said.
  • 15 injured in explosion at US Steel Clairton Works

    07/14/2010 9:39:07 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 33 replies · 1+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Wednesday, July 14, 2010 | Tom Fontaine and Luis Fabregas
    An explosion this morning at U.S. Steel's Clairton Works sent 15 people to area hospitals, at least five of them with critical injuries. "These are burn injuries for the most part," said Dan Laurent, spokesman for West Penn Hospital, which was treating three patients, one in critical condition. "We're hearing that the scene on the ground is pretty bad." A union official said no fatalities were reported. A company spokesperson did not immediately comment. The first reports of the explosion came in about 9:45 a.m. as ambulances from around the Mon Valley were dispatched to the sprawling plant. A fire...
  • Texas panhandle gas pipeline blast kills 2

    06/08/2010 7:28:40 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 17 replies · 47+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 8, 2010 | Erwin Seba and Bruce Nichols
    (Reuters) - A natural gas pipeline exploded Tuesday in the Texas panhandle near the border with Oklahoma, killing two people, authorities said. A total of three people have died in two gas pipeline blasts in as many days in Texas. One worker was killed on Monday near Cleburne, Texas, when a construction crew struck a buried pipeline. Tuesday's explosion occurred when a bulldozer being used to remove caliche from a pit near Darrouzett, about 145 miles/230 km northeast of Amarillo, struck a gas pipeline, according to the Lipscomb County Sheriff's Office.
  • Natural Gas explosion in Bono near Pecan Plantation south of Fort Worth

    06/07/2010 4:15:26 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 14 replies · 36+ views ^ | June 7, 2010 | Réne Girard
    A natural gas pipeline exploded around 2:40 p.m. today south of Pecan Plantation, in the area where Hood County, Johnson County, and Somervell County meet, southwest of Fort Worth, due west of Cleburne in the little town of Bono. Flames are estimated to have reached over 100 feet in the air, with smoke like a volcano, the explosive sound described as a long and very load roar. ... workers were drilling holes for a power pole and accidentally hit a gas line ...
  • 3 dead after Texas gas blast. At least 10 missing after giant fire at natural gas pipeline

    06/07/2010 2:39:57 PM PDT · by Irisshlass · 63 replies · 220+ views
    Msnbc ^ | june 7, 2010 | Msnbc
    CLEBURNE, Texas - Officials say three people were killed and at least 10 people were missing and about a half-dozen more were injured when a gas line exploded Monday after it was struck by workers. Cleburne city manager Chester Nolen said three people are dead and at least 10 people were missing, Dallas-Fort Worth television station WFAA reported. Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Jack Snow told The Associated Press about six people were transported to hospitals. He said officials believe a gas line was struck with a digging machine.
  • Explosion, Fire Rock Bend's Nosler Bullets Plant

    06/02/2010 9:10:25 PM PDT · by archy · 38 replies · 1,487+ views
    KTVZ.COM ^ | POSTED: 2:33 pm PDT June 2, 2010 | By Adam Aaro, KTVZ.COM
    Explosion, Fire Rock Bend's Nosler Bullets Plant Fire Officials Praise Evacuation; Damage 'Extensive' By Adam Aaro, KTVZ.COM POSTED: 2:33 pm PDT June 2, 2010 BEND, Ore. -- An explosion and fire rocked a portion of the Nosler Inc. bullet manufacturing plant in southwest Bend Wednesday afternoon, prompting an evacuation and the closure of streets in the area. Ddespite a blast felt for several blocks, all 100 workers were accounted for. The initial report was only about smoke shortly after 2 p.m. at the facility at 107 SW Columbia St., leading to a full evacuation. By 2:15 p.m., there were reports...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, May 16-22, 2010: No-Brainer (Eyjafjallajökull eruption)

    05/20/2010 9:10:36 PM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 541+ views
    This is from Martin Rietze, volcano chaser extraordinaire, and is absolutely the best video and pictures I have seen of the eruption thus far (see the source link) -- it's really some of the best video footage of a volcanic eruption I've ever seen, period. If you've got speakers and you've got freedom, crank up the sound. It's the next best thing to being there.
  • Multiple explosions at NH muzzleloader factory

    05/14/2010 1:13:40 PM PDT · by csd · 6 replies · 451+ views ^ | May 14,2010 | Anonymous
    3 explosions rocked the small town of colebrook in northern new hampshire. it is unclear if anyone has been hurt at the MDM muzzleloader factory.
  • Explosion at manufacturing plant in Colebrook, New Hampshire (Ammo Plant)

    05/14/2010 12:12:29 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 9 replies · 959+ views
    NECN ^ | 15 May 2010 | N/A
    (NECN: Colebrook, NH) - There has been an explosion at a manufacturing plant in Colebrook, New Hampshire. MDM Muzzleloaders in the Manchester Manufacturing building is located on Gould Street. There are reports of injuries, but as to how many, that remains unclear at this time. Residents in the area, who have been displaced, are setting up shelter at the local courthouse. Bridge and Gould Streets have been shut down.
  • 18-wheeler explodes at San Antonio refinery

    05/05/2010 10:57:54 AM PDT · by TXnMA · 181 replies · 6,527+ views
    WFAA ^ | 05 may 2010 | Not given...
    SAN ANTONIO -- An 18-wheeler being loaded with fuel at a San Antonio refinery has exploded. Television stations showed footage Wednesday of an enormous black plume spewing from the AGE Refining Inc. unit on the city's southeast side. Refinery marketing director Jeff Morrow says the truck exploded late Wednesday morning at the facility that refines gas and jet fuel, but he had no other details. San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood told KENS-TV that the fire had spread to the refining facility, and authorities were trying to assess whether neighbors should be evacuated.
  • Explosion at Redstone Arsenal

    05/05/2010 8:41:45 AM PDT · by null and void · 18 replies · 1,517+ views
    Fox News | Fox News
    Just in. Small explosion, some injuries
  • British Petroleum Caps One of Three Gulf Oil Leaks

    05/05/2010 6:05:47 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 32 replies · 872+ views ^ | 5/5/2010
    <p>The cap hasn't diminished amount of the oil leaking out, but is a step closer to fixing the problem.</p> <p>British Petroleum officials confirm to New Orleans' Fox 8 that the oil giant was able to cap one of the three Gulf of Mexico oil leaks on the Deepwater Horizon overnight.</p>
  • Oil rig survivors recall a hiss before the blast

    05/05/2010 5:40:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies · 1,945+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 5, 2010 | ERIC NALDER and LINDSAY WISE
    Minutes before the Deepwater Horizon exploded in fire, workers on the deck heard a thump, then a hissing sound. Gas alarms sounded and the rig shook. Seawater and mud containing gas from the well spewed up through the crown of the derrick and rained down on the drilling floor; fumes reportedly moved into the “safe zones” where the electric generators are located. The generators raced out of control as they sucked gas into the air intakes. When the electric power surged, light bulbs exploded, computers and other electric systems were destroyed, leaving the rig in darkness except for the light...
  • Small Luggage Explodes at Bush Airport (TX)

    05/04/2010 1:13:42 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 283 replies · 13,328+ views
    Fox News Houston ^ | 5/4/2010 | staff
    HOUSTON - A small piece of luggage exploded at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. According to a spokeswoman for the Houston Airport System, the luggage exploded shortly after the jet landed around 2 p.m. Ground crews said they noticed something strange about the luggage and were working to remove it when the explosion occurred. While no injuries were reported