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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:19 PM
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Another explosion at KC chemical plant
Edited on Thu Feb-08-07 12:55 PM by proud2Blib
Just got the word.

Here is link
http://www.kctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=6058271
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:23 PM
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1. KC and the Sunshine Band?
I didn't know they had a plant!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:26 PM
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4. Did you not hear about the big explosion and fire yesterday?
Edited on Thu Feb-08-07 12:29 PM by proud2Blib
It's really not funny at all.
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:39 PM
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10. No. Sorry, I was not at work to look at DU or any other news.
I'm terrible at jokes I guess. No offense.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:44 PM
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13. No problem. Thanks for the words
:hi:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:25 PM
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2. Link
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:26 PM
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3. Are you at school?
I hope they gave you the day off considering how close you are. Take care.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:28 PM
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5. Of course we are here
It's my lunchtime. They just announced that kids could go home if parents come, as there was another explosion. There are police helicopters overhead. My school is on the route from the PD to the plant on fire.

I didn't see any big smoke cloud like yesterday but I will go outside and check again in a bit.

Thanks Muse. This has been no fun at all.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:37 PM
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8. Don't go out!
Please, your eyes hurt yesterday. There is no sense doing it again today.

I can imagine what a mess it is, especially trying to teach with so much going on.

Bill said that on the way home from the hospital yesterday he could see it and smell the smoke and it was unpleasant and he was quite a way from it.

Be careful.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:42 PM
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11. I will be careful
I looked out the window and no big cloud - yet.

One of my co-workers this morning was going on and on about the EPA sending a plane from Texas and they said our air is fine. I said "well you can put a tinfoil hat on my head and laugh at me if you want, but since 2000, I really don't trust my govt anymore to be honest or to take care of me"

She froze and said "wow I think you are making a great point there"
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:50 PM
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14. Well, where is it?
I don't see anything on CNNs news page. What is KC?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:53 PM
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16. Kansas City
Plant is just east of I-35 and just south of the MO River. On the Missouri side, not in Kansas.
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:58 PM
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17. Okay, thanks. Stay safe.
Hope the radios are on it. A few weeks ago on Democracy Now they had that story about the train chemcial spill that happened about 3 years ago in N. Dakota and the radios never warned the people about it. It was really scary to hear a mother on a 9-1-1 call fearing her 11 year old daugher might be dead because she had gone outside. Never heard what happened to the child.

Stay safe. Scary times.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:52 PM
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15. Here's a map Muse
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 01:00 PM
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20. Isn't 35 the highway
you take to Worlds Of Fun? It goes by the Casinos.

I was looking for the Paseo bridge, that must be further South?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 01:05 PM
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22. 435 is the highway that goes to Worlds of Fun
Edited on Thu Feb-08-07 01:06 PM by proud2Blib
It is east of 35. The Paseo Bridge is 35, as it goes across the river.

My school is just west of 435.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 01:08 PM
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24. I used to go there with my cousins when I was visiting my grandmother
Stay safe :hug:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 01:21 PM
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27. Thanks
I am 4 miles away. Finally mapquested it just now.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 01:17 PM
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25. Now it makes sense.
I think I accidentally took 35 one time and got messed up. OK, now I have a much better idea. Thanks.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 01:23 PM
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29. The fire
is directly east of the Paseo Bridge, along the river. Maybe a half mile from the bridge.
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:35 PM
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6. This gift just keeps on giving.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:36 PM
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7. Sorry I don't follow
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 01:18 PM
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26. Just that, when they think it's under control,
Boom!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 01:22 PM
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28. Okay I get it now
I guess I am just a bit frazzled.
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 01:50 PM
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31. I can't blame you.
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:38 PM
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9. So what kinds of Chemicals are these
and what do they do at this Plant? Does anybody know? :shrug:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:43 PM
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12. They make mineral spirits
Whatever the heck those are. This morning on local news they said the plant has been here since the 1920s. That was comforting - NOT.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 02:44 PM
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33. Paint thinners, solvents, paraffins, cycloparaffins and aromatic hydrocarbons.
I looked it up -- there's a lot more, but you get the idea.

"Mineral spirits" is probably the old name for the products, but they're the kind of thing that's very useful but you are warned not to inhale or ingest.

Our thoughts are with you Kansas City folks as you try not to inhale.

Hekate

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 02:59 PM
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34. Thanks!
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:58 PM
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18. here's a report on it
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Pugee Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 12:59 PM
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19. Don't you feel reassured that
they keep saying it is not "highly" toxic? :sarcasm:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 01:07 PM
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23. Oh yeah
especially since you can smell it in the air.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 01:32 PM
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30. Just found out
The fire is in a plant that makes mineral spirits. And this morning they made the custodians come in early and clean off all the desks in the school with - you guessed it - mineral spirits. :scared:
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 01:53 PM
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32. Weird. n/t
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 01:00 PM
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21. 30,000 gl. tank railroad cars are near by and might explode

this info came from the link I previously provided in this thread
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