This is also being discussed here: ATS
It is interesting how conclusions are drawn by different news organizations with limited information.
Last I heard, they don't know exactly what
, other than chlorine was in the explosions/fire. It could be oxidizers (whatever they are), stuff
from the petroleum facilities next door, sulfur-based pesticides, etc. In fact, I just listened to an interview from Robert Doyle, a spokesperson for
the company, and THEY
don't even know what it could be in there burning. There are apparently several possibilities, although he did note that
they have given lists to EPA.
Meanwhile, the irony here is this facility's purpose is to recycle hazardous waste, and here it is now spewing out all this garbage. Tsk Tsk.
As I noted in the other thread, though, no surprise, but the news seems to be making it out to be worse than it is.
For example, when they just say that 17,000 people have been evacuated, you start to think of some Katrina-like catastrophe that forces people to go
very far from home. Not so here. They are going to elementary schools like 5 miles away. Not that big a deal. Also, some of these dummies have refused
to leave their homes. Unlike major evacs, they haven't been forced out, so far as I know. Then again, maybe the town of Apex is more pragmatic then
others. Perhaps they’ve decided that if folks want to sit at home in a cloud of death, so be it.
The point is, it doesn’t really seem as bad as the news is making it out to be. I’m honestly shocked that this is national news.