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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: asen_y2k
Nope it just adds up.
originally posted by: oletimer
Huge explosion kills 44+ in China, blasts nearby supercomputer offline
Even China's National Supercomputer Centre in Tianjin, home to the world's former number-one fastest supercomputer, the 186,368-core Tianhe-1, felt the impact of the almighty explosion.
Xinhua reports that “the office building of Chinese supercomputer Tianhe-1, one of the world's fastest supercomputers, suffered damage.”
Sources at Tianhe-1 told Xinhua the computer is not damaged, but they have shut down some of its operations as a precaution.
The warehouse that is believed to be ground zero for the explosions was filled with some pretty nasty stuff;
sodium cyanide (NaCN), toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and calcium carbide (CaC2), all of which pose direct threats to human health on contact. NaCN in particular is highly toxic. Ca(C2) and TDI react violently with water and reactive chemicals, with risk of explosion.
The second category: compressed and liquefied gases (argon, compressed natural gas, etc.);
The third category: Flammable liquid (methyl ethyl ketone, ethyl acetate, etc.);
The fourth category: flammable solids, spontaneously combustible materials and flammable when wet (sulfur, nitrocellulose, calcium carbide, calcium alloy, etc.);
Class 5: oxidizers and organic peroxides (potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, etc.);
Sixth class: toxic chemicals (sodium cyanide, toluene diisocyanate, etc.);
Eighth, nine categories: corrosion products, miscellaneous (formic acid, phosphoric acid, methacrylic acid, caustic soda, sodium sulfide, etc.)
“According to firefighting headquarters, nitric acid items such as potassium nitrate, sodium cyanide are found to be contained in the warehouse that caused the blast. These solid oxidizers are easy to explode if heated or collided. A huge crater has been created on the spot,” the website reported.
Other gases detected in the air included methylbenzene, trichloromethane, and ethylene oxide, Beijing Today reported [...]
A cancer-causing gas called epoxyethane was also detected in the air around the obliterated warehouse.
Tianjin Binhai New Area, a large explosion, how many people were killed? Refers to official figures, 50 people were killed in the accident. But "apple" reporter heard from the mouth of the police, the incident has 120 firefighters and armed police enter the scene rescue, but in the end only had four people come out, along with others, should be about 200 people were killed. Police said, living in the house's residents a lot of dead, most of them are injured by broken glass lethal explosive power is great, within 10 km of the place are affected. The police have also criticized the improper fire firefighters shot water, not water, apply chemical foam fire. "Apple" Correspondent [...]
Police also criticized firefighters for improperly fighting the fire with water; you must not use water, use chemical foam fire extinguishing instead.