Fertilizer Plant Explodes in Texas - 15 Dead

Discussion in 'Latest News' started by Aerianne, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

  2. r0llinstoned

    r0llinstoned Gute Nacht, süßer Prinz

    Heres a video someone captured. Looks pretty scary.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4rIb6CCx0g"]CAUGHT ON CAMERA - Fertilizer Plant Explosion Near Waco, Texas - YouTube
  3. Big fucking whoop... Had the same thing happen here pert near 25 years ago.. that shit starts on fire easily
  4. Karen_J

    Karen_J Visitor

    Should the volunteer fire department have been putting water on anhydrous ammonia? Does anybody here know enough about chemistry to know if this is a problem? I know that "anhydrous" literally means "without water". Obviously, fertilizer plants aren't supposed to blow up entire neighborhoods when they catch fire, so somebody fucked up.

    Unfortunately, none of the first responders survived. :(
  5. cynthy160

    cynthy160 Senior Member

  6. deleted

    deleted Visitor

    I would of thought after the OC attack, there would of been a limit to how much was stored in one place..
  7. desert-rat

    desert-rat Senior Member

    Ever summer hear in Phoenix we have fires , not that big . People dont usly get hurt. Places that store pallets , boxes , hay , ect. They pile up old tires in the middle of the desert , some times the piles catch fire making all kind of smoke . The dry river bottoms colect brush and trees , ever summer some of them catch fire .
  8. r0llinstoned

    r0llinstoned Gute Nacht, süßer Prinz

    This was a little bit more than just a fire
  9. jaredfelix

    jaredfelix Namaste ॐ

    when you mix it with water it turns into ammonium hydroxide, which is a common floor cleaner typically called ammonia.

    The "anhydrous" portion of it--"without water"--refers to the fact that the chemical reacts with water, meaning the effects are especially damaging when they combine with the human body's moisture, whether that's in the eyes, lungs, or other parts of the body. When that happens, the reaction forms a highly basic solution that's very corrosive.

    -- http://www.popsci.com/science/artic...onia-chemical-found-site-west-texas-explosion
  10. this is a conspiracy perpetrated by the jews to deter the economic production of fertilizer.In order so they may replace it with a more ecologically hazardous fertilizer,which can also be used to make pressure cooker bombs like that of the boston bombings.In short...the jews were behind the bombings on the marathon and consequently,this explosion as well.
  11. no problem,and remember:
    "Knowledge is power" -Francis Bacon
  12. cynthy160

    cynthy160 Senior Member

    From what I understand, anhydrous ammonia is stored in liquid form in containers under high pressure to make it liquid. At a particular pressure and elevated temperature, it can be explosive if there is oxygen available, such as oxygen in air or water. It may have been an unfortunate situation where it was at just the right conditions to go explosive in the presence of air or water.

    The reaction that occurs near room temperature between ammonia and water is not explosive like that of pressurized liquid anhydrous ammonia when it sees air or water. Conclusions can't be made that water at the fire didn't play a part in the explosion.

    No one really knows exactly what happened at the plant at this point.
  13. deleted

    deleted Visitor

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nHlZml7h7g"]Michelle Tanner - "You're in big trouble mister" - YouTube
  14. cynthy160

    cynthy160 Senior Member

    Ammonium nitrate is different than liquid anhydrous ammonia.

    It already has an oxidizer in it, whereas liquid anhydrous ammonia doesn't.
  15. cynthy160

    cynthy160 Senior Member

    If they broke regulations, then it's "Lucy, you got some splaining to do!"

  16. deleted

    deleted Visitor

    when they make fireworks they have building spread apart. here they : , violations of trust. Deliberate acts of negligence.. Legal under the table terrorism..
  17. SunLion

    SunLion Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    In Texas, safety regs are seen as liberal homosexual socialist sissy-boy infringements on Liberty. ALL safety regs. Or they were when i last lived there decades ago.
  18. cynthy160

    cynthy160 Senior Member

    Everything is big in Texas, including the explosions.
  19. Driftwood Gypsy

    Driftwood Gypsy Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    that's pretty much the conservative take on liberals it seems; safety and taking care of others = HOMOSEXUAL
  20. Karen_J

    Karen_J Visitor

    Sounds like a lot more than that; more like criminal negligence on a level that should lead to serious prison time. That kind of an operation should not have been built close to houses.

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