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Highest alert level in southwest Netherlands

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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:10 PM
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Highest alert level in southwest Netherlands


www.rnw.nl

Firefighters and specialist army units are fighting to control a massive fire at a chemical storage plant in Moerdijk, south of Rotterdam, the Telegraaf reports.

Chemie-Pack is made up of a number of warehouses and tanks where chemicals are stored. Workers told the local television station some 400,000 of dangerous, cancer-inducing chemicals are stored at the site, but the exact substance has not yet been officially identified.

People upwind of the fire are being told to stay indoors and keep doors and windows shut.

The justice ministry has declared a stage 4 alarm – the highest
(visit the link for the full news article)


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english.cri.cn
www.dutchnews.nl




posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:10 PM
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There is a major fire only an hour drive from my place and and there are highly toxic chemical released in a big black cloud of smoke.

The cloud is heading north and Dordrecht is already covered.
This is a major catastrophe and we are now at the highest alert level possible.

This is bad... Real bad.

www.rnw.nl
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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Video of the fire. I will post updates when I hear it.

From the BBC : Chemical plant blaze at Moerdijk sparks Dutch alert

Flames have been reported of 40 meters.
edit on 1/5/2011 by Sinter Klaas because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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Oh man, not good.

Lets hope you are all ok in Holland!



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:15 PM
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nice one hot off the press guys. WP to Klaas for getting a video up so soon.

Not broke on UK news yet and CNN have not reported it yet.

Keep us all posted.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:17 PM
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Evacute go the hell out of there.

If the black smoke is heading your way it will go in your lungs and kill you. Pack a bag and get out.... That was like in the world trade towers they told people to go back to wrok everything is fine go back inside.

Why so they can come and take me out in a body bag.


Listen if your on a computer you have the knowledge to know you need to get as far away from that place as possible.. Check weather real quick look at the jetstream and make sure your not down wind...\\

Good Luck

And GOD BLESS YOU ALL

RB out....



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:17 PM
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Originally posted by Sinter Klaas


There is a major fire only an hour drive from my place and and there are highly toxic chemical released in a big black cloud of smoke.

The cloud is heading north and Dordrecht is already covered.
This is a major catastrophe and we are now at the highest alert level possible.

This is bad... Real bad.

www.rnw.nl
(visit the link for the full news article)


In addition to staying indoors with doors and windows shut, make sure your home is a few degrees warmer than the outside air. That will give you "positive pressure" and help to keep air from infiltrating your home. If it gets too bad, start to tape the doors and windows.

Good luck to you.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:17 PM
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Girlfriend is safe for now she say's its in the far southern parts have to keep an eye on this.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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try to stay in, and try to prevent as much air from seeping into your home as possible?? Hope that wasn't you out video taping it?? andy thing like that, or even dead birds dropping from the sky, that's what I am planning to do, I'll take a sick day if I have to...just to keep from getting sick...



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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Just read the latest news. According to the Moerdijk major the smoke is not a health risk. Local residents are no longer asked to stay inside.

I will try and verify this....



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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Man, that's a lot of smoke! Remind me of a humongous storage of tires that burned to a crisp several years ago in Bucharest.

Not even masks are going to keep you safe from all the mumbo jumbo that was released in the air.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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Yeah, there are chemicals in the air. I;m living not very far from the that place. Hoping they can kill the flamez.
By the way, I am trying to get my post abpout the weird helicopter-like souds we are hearing in Holland, but It trown in the trash bin forum ( wich I cannot find). Te sounds are tooo weird, I am hearing it for several nights ( and somthimes in the morning too) now.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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As for now no hazardous gasses detected.
similair thread, cnn, nu.nl:
Factory fire sparks toxic-smoke worries in the Netherlands



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:20 PM
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holy shi... erm I mean... cow?
This is big you're right, Damn I hope this doesn't appear to be the massive catastrophe which it seems, with all that muck flying around in the air it cant be good



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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Hello Sinter , how have you been ? You should probably stay indoors bro , that mess looks pretty bad . What is the purpose of storing these chemicals there ? Are they waste-products or are they stored there while awaiting transfer to other locations ?

You take care bubba , and keep us posted .



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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Thanks for the heads up Sinterklaas.


They are talking about partially or completely evacuating Zwijndrecht!!! That's a lot of people..


Better check where the wind is heading!!

Peace



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:24 PM
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Hello,

I live in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland. The smoke is here now, people are having a burning sensation inside their mouth, difficulty breathing and they report there is no worry for the health of civilians?!

There are atleast 10 tanks holding 23.500 liters each, other sources say it's 400.000 liters....

The chemical compound that is presumed to be stored there is K13-004 or K13.004 (these are the same).

Does anybody know anything about this chemical?



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:25 PM
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Uh, ...er....didnt somebody prophesy this....? just askin....
Regarding the noise, check the ATS search fuction...there are several threads started lately about this in the US, oddly enough they claim a helicopter type noise too....
good luck, stay inside.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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Posted one hour ago.

Thank you guys for your support. I'm save I'm not that close.
I still have not been able to verify the non toxic smoke article I read. Dumbass did verify a couple of posts above.

As far as I'm up to date they say that the fire is controllable, but still spreading.


I can be mistaken but smoke is bad for you always, right ?
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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:27 PM
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