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  • Ammonium nitrate fire forces mass evacuation

    07/30/2009 10:23:50 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 578+ views
    KXXV.com ^ | Posted: July 30, 2009 07:11 PM | by Patrick Tolbert
    Bryan, Texas SNIPPET: "As the situation eased, officials scaled back the number of mandatory evacuations. As of 8:50 p.m., only about 1,000 people were affected by the evacuations." SNIPPET: "John Carver with El Dorado Chemicals reports the plant on Highway 21 is a "typical dry blend fertilizer" facility. He reports a crew was welding in an empty ammonia nitrate storage bin when a spark started a small, smoldering fire. Two workers were in the building at the time of the fire; both escaped uninjured. Firefighters quickly responded to the scene only to discover they could not use water to battle...
  • Welders, Machinists Aid Iraqi Mechanics

    01/04/2009 11:39:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 223+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq | 1st Lt Lauren Yoshida, USA
    CAMP DHI QAR — Throughout Iraq, Coalition and Iraqi Soldiers have been training side by side in military operations. This partnership has been enhancing the Iraqi’s technical skills in areas ranging from engineering to maintenance operations. One such partnership took three young, technically proficient welders/machinists from the Forward Support Company, 14th Engineer Battalion (currently stationed on COB Adder in Southern Iraq) to adjacent Iraqi Camp Dhi Qar to work alongside Iraqi Army maintenance personnel. There, they helped them construct a covered maintenance facility in their motorpool. Over the course of five days, the three FSC Soldiers trained eight IA mechanics...
  • CA: FBI probes bridge welds (Bay Bridge, allegations made by 15 welders alleging bad welds)

    04/06/2005 9:17:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,351+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/6/05 | Sean Holstege and Jill Tucker
    The new Bay Bridge is riddled with defective welds, 15 welders told the Oakland Tribune in a nine-month investigation - allegations that could lead to criminal fraud charges. The welders' claims have prompted an FBI investigation. In the worst case, the federal probe could lead to tearing apart the bridge to see if it is structurally sound or needs to be rebuilt. The FBI began investigating allegations in February that welders were "encouraged or instructed to save time by producing substandard welds," said FBI Special Agent in Charge Mark Mershon of the bureau's San Francisco division. The bureau is investigating...