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Live Video From Major Chemical Plant Explosion In Waxahachie, TX

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From NBCDFW: "A massive fire is burning at Magnablend chemical plant in Waxahachie. The company has three facilities in Waxahachie and the fire is at the Central Facility at 1601 state Highway 287 Bypass just east of Interstate 35E. According to their website, the chemical company has 80,000 gallons of bulk liquid storage at the facility. The fire is very intense and moving beyond the property and into an adjacent field toward the Ellis County campus of Navarro College. A fire truck in the parking lot managed to keep the fire from spreading to the building.  The college was evacuated immediately after the fire broke out. The fire continues to push toward a train loaded with tankers stopped on the tracks. A fire truck at the property was engulfed by the fire as it spread quickly across the ground." Watch the live video below.


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Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:19 | Link to Comment Edward Fiatski
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How marvelous. Is WW3 going to be televised?

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:25 | Link to Comment wanklord
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False Flag...blame the CIA, Mossad and MI6

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 15:20 | Link to Comment chumbawamba
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That claim is only ironically outlandish because they've actually done this sort of stuff lots of times in the past.

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 22:09 | Link to Comment mophead
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Keynesian inflation score card:

[x] Sabotage break/fuel systems in randomly selected Toyota vehicles, increase regulations, drive car prices higher: COMPLETED

[x] Cash for clunkers, drive new and used car prices higher: COMPLETED

[x] Swine flu in the pigs: slaughter the pigs, new health safety regulations, drive up hog prices, sell vaccines: COMPLETED

[x] Bacteria in the peppers: dump the peppers, create a shortage, prices go up: COMPLETED

[x] Bacteria in the tomatoes: dump those too, another shortage: COMPLETED

[x] Water quotas for agriculture in California: drive food prices higher: COMPLETED

[x] Major oil spill: hold back drilling, drive gas prices higher: COMPLETED

[x] Middle eastern instability, drive gas prices higher, fund the war economy: COMPLETED

[x] Tsunami causing billions in damage, damage nuke plant, take other plants offline and cancel plans for new ones, drive energy prices higher: COMPLETED

[ ] Major nuke plant flooding in the US: ON HOLD

[x] Fires in the southwest, threaten energy for millions, drive energy and insurance prices higher: COMPLETED

[ ] Hurricanes in the east, cause billions in damage, insurance premiums go up: FAILED! (Damn HAARP system)

[ ] Major chemical plant fire in the US, force chemical prices higher, trickle down to hairspray and Elmers glue, etc: IN PROGRESS

[ ] Contamination of major water treatment plant(s): IN CONSIDERATION

[ ] Spontaneous collapse of old buildings and bridges, force citizens to reconsider funding for new infrastructure projects: IN CONSIDERATION

[ ] Major train accidents due to worn out rail systems (see above): IN CONSIDERATION

[ ] Modify 60 Hz powerline frequency, render millions of appliances that keep track of time useless, force consumers to replace (see cash for clunkers): IN CONSIDERATION

[ ] And/Or: send dirty electricity/surges into millions of homes, damage millions of electronic devices, force early end-of-life/replacement (and increase sales of Arch Fault Detectors at 10 to 20 times the cost of normal breakers: $30-$60 a pop as apposed to $3-$7, also forcing many home owners to pull permits, $$$$$$$$$): IN CONSIDERATION

[ ] Alien invasion, increase borrowing for new weapons, major military effort: IN CONSIDERATION

[ ] Huge meteoroid to collide with Earth: IN CONSIDERATION

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 02:00 | Link to Comment Uncle Keith
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You're right - we need a strong Central Government and Central Planning.


We better have Total Market Regulation to keep the Capitalists in line, too. 


Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:19 | Link to Comment GeneMarchbanks
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Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:21 | Link to Comment sabra1
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Buffet's body contains 80,000 gallons of bulk liquid!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:21 | Link to Comment tekhneek
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Great. Just what we need here. Another fucking fire.

I hope they can contain this... sorry for the losses.

This sucks.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 15:08 | Link to Comment SilverRhino
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Not visible from downtown Dallas .... YET.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:24 | Link to Comment fuu
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Wax is a party place.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:27 | Link to Comment GeneMarchbanks
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Good-night Dallas!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:24 | Link to Comment GrinandBearit
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This is a very nice distraction from todays market drop and imminent implosion of BAC.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:49 | Link to Comment papaswamp
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Not enough..a much larger event is needed....

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:28 | Link to Comment fyrebird
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Wait. Wasn't there a Wall Street occupation and massive arrests  going on?  I don't remember now.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:32 | Link to Comment Debugas
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during USSR collapse this type of technological accidents were quite frequent (mos famous being Chernobyl nuclear disaster). This is no accident - the more you put people into misery the less they care about proper work and the more disasters happen

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:37 | Link to Comment PulauHantu29
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I hope the cup cake factory next door was not damaged... right down the road from the "PayDay Loan" place and the "Cash-Ur Check" place and across from the pawn shop and "We Buy Gold" store.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 14:03 | Link to Comment Larry Darrell
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Up a little farther is a building with 2 leasees, gun store and liquor store.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 16:38 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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There is place like that called Ruff's Liquor & Sporting Goods in Flagstaff, AZ. Guns, ammo & spirits - in an open carry (guns, not liquor) state. That's right, you still have to brown bag the adult beverages.

Haven't been in Flaghole for a while, heard a rumor Ruff's got out of one the lines of business.

Personally, I'd prefer they bring back Bozo's Bus Stop.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:34 | Link to Comment moldygoat
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NBD, EPA is monitoring the air. Those WTC first responders are fine. EPA was right on the ball then,  so I am not worried.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:36 | Link to Comment jsavage
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call Ben


Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:38 | Link to Comment marcusfenix
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so exactly what kind of chemicals are burning and escaping into the air right now?

what a day...when it rains, it pours.

just remember Texas, green for the virus, blue for the anti- virus...


Mon, 10/03/2011 - 14:01 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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The things that are burning I believe are "bomb" type materials like fertilizers.

I guess if one wanted to hide a mysterious disappearance of something...

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 15:53 | Link to Comment zenbones
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Hmmm, I'll have to store that one back in the mind in case something "happens" in the future.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:39 | Link to Comment Putty
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Yeah way down yonder on the waxahachie
it gets hotter than a hoochie coochie 

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:45 | Link to Comment adr
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Oh Shit, there goes 1/3 of today's ISM survey!!!!!!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 13:46 | Link to Comment Magnix
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Im about a mile from that fire and you can smell the ammonium chemical - sheeeesh!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 14:04 | Link to Comment Panafrican Funk...
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Definitely get yourself masked, that shit starts getting toxic at 25 ppm.  

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 14:19 | Link to Comment Woodyg
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Breathe Deeply or Get the Hell outta there!

I'd suggest #2.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 15:18 | Link to Comment SilverRhino
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Don't open any bleach containers or you might get a NASTY surprise.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 14:09 | Link to Comment Troublehoff
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Have Squid, will travel


Mon, 10/03/2011 - 14:25 | Link to Comment Volaille de Bresse
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Look! There's a cat in the tree! OMG call CNN!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 14:29 | Link to Comment Tuco Benedicto ...
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Time to call in TSA to frisk everyone coming in and leaving all U. S. chemcal plants for their own security!!!!!!!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 18:28 | Link to Comment Bicycle Repairman
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If the security at chemical plants, nuclear plants and natural gas facilities is not at least the equal of that at the airports, then something is awry.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 14:36 | Link to Comment depression
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Raw video of FD ladder truck being engulphed by the river of fire... someone might want to move the train & chemical tankers in the foreground... notice the Fire personnel running for high ground on the left side of the frame near the end...

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 14:49 | Link to Comment TeamAmerica
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It's performance art, depicting the arc of Rick Perry's campaign.   Red hot and getting all the headlines, then a smoldering ruin.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 18:41 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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with lingering toxic stank.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 14:59 | Link to Comment Stuck on Zero
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Sad, but the SEC was storing all of its evidence for the Goldman Sachs illegal trading case at this location.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 15:23 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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Nothing to see here. Move along please.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 15:39 | Link to Comment MarcusLCrassus
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Seems like this state is always on fire.  Dick Perry needs to stop slacking off and get back to work.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 16:20 | Link to Comment Sabibaby
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The people haven't been praying hard enough. They're SINNERS!!!!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 15:40 | Link to Comment Not A Pundit
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Just in time for tonight's Occupy Dallas Meeting 7 PM!


Mon, 10/03/2011 - 15:41 | Link to Comment pops
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Some quite nasty oilfield chemicals being blended there.  If you are near it, get the hell out.  Good time to go visit Aunt Gertie in Oklahoma.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 15:55 | Link to Comment reader2010
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TeXas is famous for fires, from Waco to Waxahachie.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 16:19 | Link to Comment stant
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they were making ink for germany. mossad hit

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 16:58 | Link to Comment Thulsa Doom
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This flame will burn away the darkness! Burn you the way to Paradise!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 17:14 | Link to Comment Lord Koos
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I've noticed that this happens about every 2-3 years in the environmental paradise of Texas.

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 20:33 | Link to Comment HungrySeagull
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If you are a mile from the fire and those tankers aint "BLEVE'd" yet, get the fuck out of there.


I wanted to sit and watch the place burn live but the Networks kept going to crappy commericals...

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 23:28 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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What did insurance pay out. Was it a market making fire?

Gonna need some mysterious copper fires. Or perhaps spreading of rumors that everyone is on meth and just stealing copper right and left.

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