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« Reply #1965 on: August 04, 2020, 01:16:34 PM »
Thats so horrifying. What a crazy explosion at the end, jesus!
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« Reply #1966 on: August 04, 2020, 03:19:59 PM »
Oh man, this port is like downtown Beirut, so those surrounding buildings are all residences and businesses. COVID has already swamped their hospitals. This is quite bad.
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« Reply #1967 on: August 04, 2020, 08:50:04 PM »
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« Reply #1968 on: August 05, 2020, 03:28:25 AM »
It's amazing me that they're reporting only around 100 deaths. Obviously that could rise but the size of the explosion I was expecting hundreds if not thousands
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« Reply #1969 on: August 05, 2020, 07:42:42 AM »
I work in the explosive industry. If that explosion contained 2700 tonnes of AN, they should count themselves extremely lucky that the damage was not worse.

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« Reply #1970 on: August 05, 2020, 09:46:47 AM »
I work in the explosive industry. If that explosion contained 2700 tonnes of AN, they should count themselves extremely lucky that the damage was not worse.

So I didn't know how many tons are in pounds. That is roughly 5.4million pounds. How do you have that many pounds of fertilizer?
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« Reply #1971 on: August 05, 2020, 10:18:09 AM »
I work in the explosive industry. If that explosion contained 2700 tonnes of AN, they should count themselves extremely lucky that the damage was not worse.

So I didn't know how many tons are in pounds. That is roughly 5.4million pounds. How do you have that many pounds of fertilizer?

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It was confiscated from a ship 6 years ago and had since sat in storage without any appreciable safety measures despite numerous reports and warnings.
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« Reply #1972 on: August 05, 2020, 12:45:38 PM »
I work in the explosive industry. If that explosion contained 2700 tonnes of AN, they should count themselves extremely lucky that the damage was not worse.

So I didn't know how many tons are in pounds. That is roughly 5.4million pounds. How do you have that many pounds of fertilizer?

AN is the main ingredient in ANFO which is used as an high energy explosive in mining. It is also a big part of most other explosives.

It certainly is a lot of AN at approximately 2.7 million kgs of the stuff. The people that were aware of this product sitting and did nothing should be held fully responsible.

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« Reply #1973 on: August 05, 2020, 12:47:00 PM »
Just crazy that this stuff was stored in the city and not taken to a remote area. What really pisses me off is within moments of the incident, Trump is saying it was a bombing when it turns out it was probably a Welding incident. Why can't this man just keep his mouth shut.
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« Reply #1974 on: August 06, 2020, 08:13:22 AM »

That plays like some kind of cut scene from Call of Duty or Rainbox Six. So surreal.
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