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Old 08-30-2017, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default Crosby Residents EXTREME ALERT - Arkema Chemical Plant

High Risk of Explosion for Crosby!

CEO Tweeted they will not be able to avoid explosion due to flooding.

Arkema Inc.
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18000 Crosby Eastgate Rd, Crosby, TX 77532
(281) 328-3561

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Old 08-30-2017, 03:54 PM   #2
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They said this yesterday. This legit?
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:55 PM   #3
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https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/30/arke...explosion.html
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:38 PM   #4
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It is legit from what I understand. They are just waiting.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:46 PM   #5
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They said this yesterday. This legit?


Here's a tweet from Harris country fire marshal
https://twitter.com/hcfmo/status/902660870450315266


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Old 08-30-2017, 04:53 PM   #6
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They said this yesterday. This legit?
Chemicals are volatile and they have no way to cool them. Approx 5 days til it pops!

Unbelievable
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:38 PM   #7
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1.5 miles may be sufficient for the blast zone but I would be more concerned of the wind currents carrying the chemical down wind. I didn't see what type of chemical but I can assure you it's more than just black smoke.
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Old 08-30-2017, 06:41 PM   #8
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Organic Peroxide is the chemical. This is very close to Jackson's deer processing and some people I know.
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Old 08-30-2017, 07:49 PM   #9
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I just dont understand why it cant be cooled???
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:02 PM   #10
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That ain't good
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:22 PM   #11
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I just dont understand why it cant be cooled???


No power to run the refrigeration units. I believe anhydrous ammonia may be present. If the system is designed for cooled liquid and the refrigerators are out of service the ammonia will vaporize and build pressure until the equipment fails. Massive vapor cloud explosion followed by a deadly ammonia cloud.
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I just dont understand why it cant be cooled???


No electricity, backup generators are flooded out. Diesel backup coolers are failing.


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Old 08-30-2017, 09:24 PM   #13
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No power to run the refrigeration units. I believe anhydrous ammonia may be present. If the system is designed for cooled liquid and the refrigerators are out of service the ammonia will vaporize and build pressure until the equipment fails. Massive vapor cloud explosion followed by a deadly ammonia cloud.
Not sure of the status at the plant, but if there are evacuations ......
Get the hail out! Anhydrous ammonia is deadly!

Hope they get it under contol.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:03 PM   #14
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https://twitter.com/hcfmo/status/902660870450315266


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Seems from this tweet that it's not an explosion concern but a fire hazard which would pollute the surrounding areas with ammonia...
the way people have been telling me, it's like a bomb is about to go off vaporizing a 1.5 mile radius!

Pretty crazy how things get lost in translation. Either way, I wouldn't want to be around that plant.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:20 PM   #15
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Wow that's a bad deal all around.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:22 PM   #16
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Seems from this tweet that it's not an explosion concern but a fire hazard which would pollute the surrounding areas with ammonia...
the way people have been telling me, it's like a bomb is about to go off vaporizing a 1.5 mile radius!

Pretty crazy how things get lost in translation. Either way, I wouldn't want to be around that plant.
Fire is most likely, although an explosion is possible. Hard to say without knowing exactly what's going on in there.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:24 PM   #17
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I live 6 miles from the plant
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Old 08-30-2017, 11:17 PM   #18
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No power to run the refrigeration units. I believe anhydrous ammonia may be present. If the system is designed for cooled liquid and the refrigerators are out of service the ammonia will vaporize and build pressure until the equipment fails. Massive vapor cloud explosion followed by a deadly ammonia cloud.
If you wanna see what kind of stuff Anhydrous Ammonia is youtube "anhydrous ammonia accident"... no bueno.
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:54 AM   #19
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Fox news is reporting it blew up bout 2am this morning
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:21 AM   #21
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This may be semantics, but the story I read repeatedly says there was no explosion. The containers popped and caught fire. They'll burn out. This isn't West, Texas.
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:24 PM   #22
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This may be semantics, but the story I read repeatedly says there was no explosion. The containers popped and caught fire. They'll burn out. This isn't West, Texas.
Either way 10 deputies went to the hospital and some that went to visit also got sick.

Ad of 0600 we weren't allowed to visit

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Either way 10 deputies went to the hospital and some that went to visit also got sick.
"'It wasn't an explosion. I want to be very clear. It was not an explosion," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said of the incident, which he said was a result of containers "basically popping.'

The sheriff's department says that 15 of its deputies went to the hospital after getting close to the Arkema plant, and that all of them have since been released. The agency has said the deputies inhaled a "non-toxic irritant." Gonzalez compared the fumes his deputies encountered to "standing over a barbecue pit or something like that."

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...n-crosby-texas
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:41 PM   #24
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This may be semantics, but the story I read repeatedly says there was no explosion. The containers popped and caught fire. They'll burn out. This isn't West, Texas.
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"'It wasn't an explosion. I want to be very clear. It was not an explosion," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said of the incident, which he said was a result of containers "basically popping.'

The sheriff's department says that 15 of its deputies went to the hospital after getting close to the Arkema plant, and that all of them have since been released. The agency has said the deputies inhaled a "non-toxic irritant." Gonzalez compared the fumes his deputies encountered to "standing over a barbecue pit or something like that."

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...n-crosby-texas
Saw that on the news ticker. I tend to check the GS before turning on the TV..Thanks for the update.
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:12 PM   #26
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"'It wasn't an explosion. I want to be very clear. It was not an explosion," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said of the incident, which he said was a result of containers "basically popping.'

The sheriff's department says that 15 of its deputies went to the hospital after getting close to the Arkema plant, and that all of them have since been released. The agency has said the deputies inhaled a "non-toxic irritant." Gonzalez compared the fumes his deputies encountered to "standing over a barbecue pit or something like that."

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...n-crosby-texas


They could have at least given him a quick run down to make it appear he knew what he was talking about. "Basically popping". There is no "basically popping". Most likely a pressure relief device on the containers they're stored in that popped.
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