posted on Sep, 27 2013 @ 05:57 AM
reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin
I live in Essex, and can recall no large noises of any kind that seemed out of the ordinary. Mind you, I also live five minutes drive from a military
testing range, so something is usually exploding within earshot for me. I hope the injured party makes a full recovery, and that the site is properly
The problem with sites like these, is that there are likely to be several storage units, containing volatile chemicals and solutions, and when an
explosion occurs, there is a risk that any micro-fractures in other tanks and storage mediums, may have been expanded by the detonation. Checking
these containers PROPERLY is a laborious task, which is rarely done to an adequate level due to cost, and the fact that the site should be shut down
until such a procedure has been enacted.
This should, to be absolutely sure that no fissures are present in other storage mediums, pipes, and transit infrastructure, take at least a month
for a fair sized installation.
No doubt, to save on shut down time and associated costs, a cursory glance, similar to the kicking of a tyre to test the stability of a motor car,
will be given to the other tanks and containers on the site, but I really hope that nothing further comes of it. I believe cost issues are the main
reason that plants which have explosions, often have other incidents and accidents later on. It is simply too expensive to properly assess the
structural integrity of a sites storage infrastructure to an appropriate degree.
We should keep an eye on this plant from here on out, because I would lay money that the next balls up, catastrophe, or accident on site will be
relatable to this incident.