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Fertilizer Plant Explodes Near Waco, Texas [Pic+]

Hits: 7262 | Rating: (2.1) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: littlemissqt
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jeffo_82
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 3 Posts
Friday, April 19, 2013 9:40:24 PM
Shhh, be quiet ginger...

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26278 Posts
Friday, April 19, 2013 7:50:56 AM
@SleepyHallow: Well THAT makes perfect sense! They have lots of "regulations" in place right now, and it still caught fire and exploded.

I'm trying to avoid using this word, but it so richly applies here: idiot.

It's a tragic event that in all likelihood could not have "been avoided". Sometimes accidents just "happen".

Sleepyhallow
Male, 50-59, Western US
 1889 Posts
Friday, April 19, 2013 5:32:46 AM
So how's that "We don't need no stinking gubment regulations telling us how to run our business" working out for you?

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26278 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:46:37 PM
New Video!

From further away this time. Yikes!

I'm submitting it separately too.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13534 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:56:20 PM
Wow, that video was horrifying. I've had enough horrible explosions this week.


It's like someone gave Michael Bay the powers of a god!!!!

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26278 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:35:06 PM
Coordinates of the West, TX fertilizer plant: 31 49'0.44"N, 97 5'16.72"W
Just plug those numbers into a map thingie...

A Picture Of The Damage Apparently of the apartment complex nearby...

FoolsPrussia
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3400 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:05:03 AM
Wow, that video was horrifying. I've had enough horrible explosions this week.

djwajda
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 851 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 9:58:51 AM


Oystah
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 3902 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 9:52:07 AM
The building across the street from mine is being evacuated right now - cops, dogs and firefighters everywhere. Everything is so explody.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13534 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 8:50:47 AM
IT'S A COVER FOR DRONE STRIKES!!!!
**Puts mindreader block device on kitteh**

DinVen
Male, 30-39, Europe
 389 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:44:23 AM
This is the direct result of the draconian gun control laws that Obama forced on the American citizens... it must be!

liberkaos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 151 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:33:16 AM
Yes, Gerry, it's Obama, liberals and, of course, "the gays" fault. Somehow :P

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:54:29 AM

I don't know how yet but I'm sure this is Obama's fault.

swiftkeys
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 481 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:53:41 AM
Sheesh.

bacon_pie
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2819 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:19:41 AM
That's crazy. I sometimes go through West on my way to Lampassas in Central Texas. It's about 30 miles west of Killeen/Ft. Hood. It registered a 2.1 magnitude earthquake. The explosion could be heard all the way in Waxahachie around 45 miles away.

Geogypsy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2415 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 4:15:22 AM
@Hopefulbliss, I'm no chem fan, not even a dabbler, but a brief look into the IPCS (WHO International Programme on Chemical Safety has a relevant excerpt:

3.4 Hazardous characteristics

Under normal conditions, both nitrites (except the ammonium salt) and nitrates are stable compounds. However, at higher temperatures they decompose, and may be explosive at extreme conditions (high temperature and pressure).
Nitrites also decompose in weak acids. Generally, the presence of chlorides, some metals and organic material destabilize both nitrates and nitrites.

It then goes on to describe various decompositions. None of which appear to be RONO2.
I know that this doesn't quite answer your question, perhaps someone else here will be more qualified to do so.

My Source

Bakcagain21
Male, 18-29, Europe
 553 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 3:53:03 AM
#1 It's NEAR Waco.. some 2o miles away.
#2 it's a Fertilizer Plant and those things sometimes... explode!

So NO conspiracy! No Branch Davidians to blame for it!



1 20 miles is pretty close, Perth is near Kalgoori in Australia some 370 miles away in the great expanse that is Australia
2 no cause of the explosion has been attributed yet.

So while I agree with you're attempt to swell any potential Branch Davidians conspiracy. You don't actually know any more then anyone else at the moment. For all we know it could have been but we won't know until the investigation is finished so keep calm and carry on and don't make conclusions to try and rule out other conclusions.

thecurt
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 413 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:58:03 AM
I hope that kid's ears are okay.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10157 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:01:27 AM
Darnit! She snatched my submission! It's gone from the submission page!

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11719 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:39:07 AM
Jeebus fecking H

Hopefulbliss
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 25 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:35:39 AM
To any knowledgeable Chem fans out there... Is there any way the Nitrate in the fertilizer could have reacted to form a Nitrate ester? I mean, could that even happen in "natural" conditions in the plant?

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26278 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:17:20 AM
#1 It's NEAR Waco.. some 2o miles away.
#2 it's a Fertilizer Plant and those things sometimes... explode!

So NO conspiracy! No Branch Davidians to blame for it!

It's still scary and the video SURE IS scary! But it could have been worse and it MOST LIKELY has an accidental cause...

littlemissqt
Female, 18-29, Western US
 123 Posts
Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:00:31 AM
Link: Fertilizer Plant Explodes Near Waco, Texas [Pic+] [Rate Link] - Breaking: the initial story and a bat-sh*t crazy video just below the clickable image. Any conspiracy theories?


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