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Originally posted by shug7272
I just reported in from 30 miles away. The reason it is not being reported is it was not a huge, devastating explosion. It did a small amount of damage to the refinery. This refinery is HUGE and only one small little area is effected. The reason nobody is making a big deal about it is because it is no big deal. The refinery is right near a busy interstate and didnt even effect traffic aside from the firefighting. Again, no big deal. When I was REALLY young a refinery in Artesia NM blew and it was a BIG deal. Blacked the whole sky for days. This is not even close and the Artesia refinery is nothing compared to BS Texas.
Originally posted by lordapathy
I just watched CNN, SkyNews, CBS,NBC, BBC, Al Jazeera and EuroNews. the only think mentioned about Texas was all those boxes found with stuff about Kennedy. (I'm in the UK)
Absolutely no one is covering this story with any ferocity except for our dilligent man in the field.
Bigfatfurrytexan, you are doing a bang up job sir. Keep safe.
Does anyone have anymore details about that explosion in Mt Top? Is there any possibility that there is some link or just an amazing cowinkedink?
“Of course, the most pressing question right now is determining how this happened. Once we’ve determined that, we’ll begin working on the next phase, which is figuring out what resources it will take to get the refinery up and running again.”
An explosion ripped through the Big Spring Refinery at approximately 8:15 a.m. Monday, sending a shock wave through the surrounding communities.
An Alon employee, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Monday the cause of the explosion was a propylene tank leak that could not be stopped, causing a mist-like vapor to gather in the refinery. According to the witness, the vapor got into a cracker heater and an alkaline unit, causing both to explode simultaneously.
Originally posted by earthspace1st
Thanks for the heads-up BFFT. I will be sitting in Midland on the 18th, holding my breath. Did they take care of your losses?
[edit on 15-9-2008 by earthspace1st]