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javadu Donating Member (291 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 12:51 PM
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Explosion rocks Arkansas chemical plant
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Fish-Slapping_Dance Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 12:52 PM
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1. I work in Little Rock
and we can see the smoke from our building.

Yikes. Pray, if you've got 'em.
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 12:53 PM
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2. Dont worry...it was just one of our meth labs.....
Actually, its a small chemical plant. As of this minute, no deadly chemical fumes..although the fire is still raging.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 12:54 PM
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3. yikes!
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 01:00 PM
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4. well that's scary
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 01:02 PM
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5. I'll bet it's in a poor black neighborhood.
You see, I was raised as a poor black child...
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 02:49 PM
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14. well actually....
the first place to be evacuated (other than the plant, that is) was a little trailer park known as 'Chateau Village', which is known for being very ethnic and having lots of domestic violence.

Smell a conspiracy? Nah... just toxic chemical fumes.

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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 01:16 PM
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6. i suppose the porn star reading the news..
is frantically assuring people that it is not TERRORIST RELATED.. I repeat, this is not terrorist related. In other news, Brittney Skeeze blah blah blah..
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 01:20 PM
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7. Anybody notice a "womb bomber" lurking around the plant?
Edited on Tue Jan-06-04 01:21 PM by yellowcanine
I know, poor taste - I couldn't resist. If I don't make a joke out of this orange alert stuff it gets depressing.
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 01:26 PM
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8. Actually, no terror link!
Everyone is more concerned with getting their children out of the day cares and schools in the area...their being dropped off at ...GASP! WAL MART!
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 01:33 PM
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9. Dropping the kids at Wal Mart?
That is plenty terrifying. I thought you said there wasn't a terror link.
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Fish-Slapping_Dance Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 01:39 PM
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10. Hey! Wally World knows how to take care of children!
Shut up and buy something, dammit!
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 01:46 PM
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11. Or we'll send them to China along with your money!
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 01:50 PM
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12. Lots of products that might have been a culprit
but the industrial solvents are a logical starting place.

http://www.detco.com/products.htm

I would not stand downwind, myself.
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 02:44 PM
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13. They just sent in an air quality team (after 4 hours)
to determine if the smoke is hazardous. Currenly I-40 exit 129 is closed, among several city streets.

http://www.thecabin.net
(Log Cabin Democrat - Conway, AR)

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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 03:15 PM
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15. Anyone ever read Delillo's book "White Noise"?
Clearly, this is an Airborne Toxic Event.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 03:32 PM
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16. Was that explosion anywhere near Toad Suck?
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 10:20 PM
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18. not really
Toad Suck is about 6 miles west of there.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 04:01 PM
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17. You might recall
that last summer Jon Corzine found not only that most chemical plants had little or no security...but that most had never been contacted by "Homeland Security" for any reason...
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