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Chemicals at plant near Houston degrading, explosion coming soon

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posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 02:36 PM
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CEO of @Arkema_Inc says no way to prevent explosion at its Crosby, TX chemical plant because of massive flooding. #TexasFlood
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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there are about 1,300 households and 3,800 people in a three-mile radius of Arkema. The plant’s chemical inventory includes acetone, benzoyl chloride, chlorodifluromethane, cumene, cumene hydroperpoxide, DI(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, ethybenzene, ethylene glycol, hydrochloric acid, mercury, methyl ethylketone, n-hexane, sodium hydroxide, sodium sulfate, sulfuric acid and butyl alcohol.
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This could get very ugly. Thousands of people will be potentially effected, not to mention the harm that will result to the environment. This probably won't be easy to contain or clean up.




posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 02:41 PM
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Cumene.....isn't that the stuff they put in Chili to make you fart? That could be a hell of an explosion



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: trollz
It would be nice to hear details, so we might have an idea of the magnitude of the explosion that they are expecting.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 02:42 PM
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There are no words anymore. What have we done to the children.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 02:46 PM
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a reply to: trollz

That's a big list of nasty chemicals.Prayers to all who are in the area.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 02:50 PM
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One of those chemicals is ethylene glycol.
At leave they have antifreeze.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: trollz

Since rt is the only one "reporting" I would bet that there'll be no fire.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 02:54 PM
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Don't worry in 2021 you will have explosives in your home with your new refrigerators but they wont hurt the environment till your house burns down.

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Our great government




posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 02:57 PM
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Facility managers said they were monitoring the temperature levels remotely and working with officials from the Department of Homeland Security.



It would be surprising if the company had not considered a scenario like this, the Chronicle cited Sam Mannan of Texas A&M.

Companies typically would have the ability to quench the organic peroxides in situations like this with another chemical so it’s no longer dangerous.

“You’ll lose the feedstock but it’s safer than letting it go into runaway mode,” Mannan said.



www.rt.com...


Let's hope.

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posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 02:59 PM
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posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 03:06 PM
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originally posted by: mikell
Don't worry in 2021 you will have explosives in your home with your new refrigerators but they wont hurt the environment till your house burns down.

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Our great government



That's a bit worrying.

The Grenfell Tower fire was supposedly caused by a faulty fridge.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
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Since rt is the only one "reporting" I would bet that there'll be no fire.


I literally put a link to the story from the local news station in my post. Did you even look at it?



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 04:00 PM
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From the second source you linked -


“We are monitoring the temperature of each refrigeration container remotely. At this time, while we do not believe there is any imminent danger, the potential for a chemical reaction leading to a fire and/or explosion within the site confines is real."


So, might or might not explode, not close to a sure thing at all. Some sort of chemical spill, of course, due to rising water, would be bad, as well. Why they'd build in a hurricane zone in the first place is what I'd like to know.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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Companies typically would have the ability to quench the organic peroxides in situations like this with another chemical so it’s no longer dangerous.

“You’ll lose the feedstock but it’s safer than letting it go into runaway mode,” Mannan said.

www.rt.com...


If that's true, it sounds like they are monitoring things, and at some point if it requires that they quench the stuff with the chemical that stops the fire or explosion, they will have to do it. But, as the article says, they will lose the feedstock.



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: trollz

Yes, did you?



posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 06:23 PM
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