major explosion reported at fertilizer plant near Waco, TX

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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:33 PM
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Hi

I just saw this pop up

major expolsion at a fertilizer plant in Waco Texas other tweets are saying multiple structures on fire including a middle school... also tweeting several people injured

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DEVELOPING: Scanner reports homes and a middle school on fire near Waco Texas after reported explosion at fertilizer plant
DEVELOPING: People 65 miles away report feeling explosion that has happened in Waco Texas at fertilizer plant; multiple people hurt
inagist.com...
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fox17online.com...


Local media in Waco, Texas are reporting an explosion at a fertilizer plant with injuries.

Several buildings are reported destroyed. KWTX reports a nursing home was damaged after the explosion in the city of West which is just north of Waco


Read more: fox17online.com...






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A neighboring house the explosion caught on fire




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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:36 PM
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That does look quite big.

How often do explosions happen at fertilizer factories?



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:36 PM
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Not good.

Things are getting really crazy. WT* is going on!!!!!!!!



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:36 PM
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double post
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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:36 PM
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fox17online.com...

www.news.com.au...

Links for your post.


Radio Scanner online at the following link. www.broadcastify.com...

Not hearing anything yet.
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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:39 PM
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Hopefully this is a bad accident. It feels like a bad accident. But with the Boston bombings. This is very scary and will cause people to think someone was behind this.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:40 PM
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You beat FOX and all other news on this one. Your quick! Things are just blowing up all over the place (by Mother Nature, accidents, terrorism), and I'm sure there is more to come since so many others are itching to show off the biggest explosions of all (NK and ???). What a strange few days.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:40 PM
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Fertilizer, when mixed with other chemicals, is extremely explosive. It was used in the Oklahoma City bombing. But to answer your question, it's uncommon to have an explosion at a plant.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:41 PM
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Let's hope the injuries are minimal. Also hope that it is just an accident, a sad accident.

Remember when james homes was arrested and all the madness that came after that with people going on shooting sprees

Last thing we need is bombing sprees. That would not be good.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:43 PM
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Originally posted by IamAbeliever
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Fertilizer, when mixed with other chemicals, is extremely explosive. It was used in the Oklahoma City bombing. But to answer your question, it's uncommon to have an explosion at a plant.


Thanks. I kind thought it was uncommon. It might even be considered rare. Not improbable though.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:43 PM
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Originally posted by ExPostFacto
reply to post by goou111
 


fox17online.com...

www.news.com.au...

Links for your post.


Radio Scanner online at the following link. www.broadcastify.com...

Not hearing anything yet.
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ty for the links I added them to the op



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:46 PM
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Here is another source with more info. www.kwtx.com...

According to the article there was a fire there earlier in the day that rekindled. Pretty sure the fire caused the explosion.


West firefighters were dispatched to the plant earlier in the evening after an earlier fire rekindled



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:47 PM
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Originally posted by goou111





Oh nos! Not another one!

A HUGE explosion!

Hope no one was hurt or worse...

Please update cause! Thx S&F



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:52 PM
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This is not ganna end well I fear, thats' a huge explosion..

Hoping I'm wrong



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:52 PM
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Rekindling from a fire earlier in the day....

Someone in the fire company screwed the pooch, should have had constant water on overnight, being so close to, well, a giant bomb....



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:53 PM
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There was another in in Texas in the 40's...


The Texas City disaster was the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history. The incident took place on April 16, 1947, and began with a mid-morning fire on board the French-registered vessel SS Grandcamp which was docked in the Port of Texas City. The fire detonated approximately 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate[1] and the resulting chain reaction of fires and explosions killed at least 581 people, including all but one member of the Texas City fire department.[2] These events also triggered the first ever class action lawsuit against the United States government, under the then-recently enacted Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), on behalf of 8,485 victims.


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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:53 PM
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Here is another good link to the police scanners.

Twitter is talking about a retirement home in the blast zone.

According to scanner, HAZMAT is responding, calling all additional personnel, setting up perimeter, asking for everything they can spare...

tunein.com...



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:54 PM
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According to scanner...

"A lot of structures on fire, people trapped in apartment buildings and retirement home..."



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by goou111




It almost looks like a volcano the plume is so thick and dark! (i'm not saying it is, merely saying so because it looks so big)

I would assume this is just due to it being fertilizer, but you can understand why there might be a lot of people freaking out until they get the official explanation. It really has been a rough week for crap to happen!



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:59 PM
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The atlantic Wire is reporting the explosion was felt as far away as Dallas 100 miles
www.theatlanticwire.com...


Several homes are on fire, and residents of a nearby retirement home are trapped inside after an explosion at a fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas, a small town near Waco. The cause of the explosion and extent of the damage is unclear, but the local Department of Public Safety says that several people are severely injured. The explosion could be felt as far away as Dallas, which is nearly 100 miles away. Witnesses nearby reported seeing a massive fireball rise from the site of the plant. It's all pretty scary for those nearby. "It shook our windows and doors," said one nearby resident. "We immediately ran outside looking for the worst."





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