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Breaking News: Explosion At Londonderry, Toxic Fumes Escaping Plant (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 05:08 AM
There has been an explosion at a Londonderry Water Treatment plant. 1 person is confirmed dead and 2 are injured. A harzardous/infectious control unit is on its way. No one knows what caused the explosion yet. Residents have been told to remain in doors until further notice.
One person has been killed in an explosion at a water treatment plant in County Londonderry, the Ambulance Service has confirmed.

It happened at Carmoney Water Treatment Works in Eglinton at 1015 BST. Two other people were injured. The extent of their injuries is not known.

The Fire and Rescue Service declared it to be a "major incident" because it caused fumes to escape into the air.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

This could be a tragic accident or it could be the real IRA. With the situation between Sinn Fein and the British government at an all time low I wouldnt put it past the real IRA to do this.

Carmoney Water Treatment Works

[edit on 2/6/05 by subz]

posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 05:11 AM
Please provide a link to the story as well as a bit more commentary. Thanks

posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 05:11 AM
There was no link when I posted it, its just happend.

Edited it now

posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 05:14 AM
Thanks Subz

Given all the targets, why hit a water treatment plant? That being said, are they using chlorine? if so that could make a nasty hazmat issue

posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 05:19 AM
No problem FredT

Its being classed as a major incident by the Northern Irish and they do use chlorine and it is currently escaping into the air. The potential for further loss of life is real and present.

Whilst terrorism from the real IRA is a possibility it could of just been an accident. But assuming terrorism the target would be attractive. The plant wouldnt be heavily guarded, it has the chance of spreading toxic fumes across the area and the terror generated from this is great.

posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 05:25 AM
I'm hoping this was an accident and that, aside from the tragic loss of at least one life at the plant, casualties will be minimal.

Prayers for the good people of Londonderry.

posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 05:33 AM
Theres now reports that there was a construction crew at the plant and they are not all accounted for yet. This could further prove the accident theory or one of the construction crew could of been in the real IRA.

They are reporting there is a huge hole in the roof of the plant where the fumes are escaping from.

posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 05:36 AM
Just as an FYI if it is Chlorine Gas:

Pathophysiology: Chlorine is a greenish-yellow, noncombustible gas at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. The intermediate water solubility of chlorine accounts for its effect on the upper airway and the lower respiratory tract. Exposure to chlorine gas may be prolonged because its moderate water solubility may not cause upper airway symptoms for several minutes. In addition, the density of the gas is greater than that of air, causing it to remain near ground level and increasing exposure time. The odor threshold for chlorine is approximately 0.3-0.5 parts per million (ppm); however, distinguishing toxic air levels from permissible air levels may be difficult until irritative symptoms are present.

Bad news if it is releasing alot. If its really bad, you can expect alot of evacuations in the surrounding area.

posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 06:34 AM
i dont think this is the IRA, this isn't there sort of target.
More like an accident in my eyes

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