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An oil field exploded in Basra Iraq [Iraq Oil Report ; Published September 20, 2011]; Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

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List of comment about gas explosion, in order of posted time; as of 2011-09-01

 

1) SOMERVILLE, Ohio, US; "Investigation continues in house collapse"

2) BAKERSFIELD, Calif. US; "Bakersfield resident hurt in natural gas explosion"

3) Pompton Lakes, NJ, US; "Update: Suspected gas explosion levels home in Pompton Lakes [raw video]"

4) Brantford, Ontario, Canada; "Natural gas explosion levelled Brantford house: fire marshal"

5) Warren, MI, US; "City of Warren Home Explosion Underscores Need for Natural Gas Safety"

6) Castleford, West Yorkshire, UK; "Dramatic footage shows huge gas explosion at Yorkshire home"

7) Warren Park, Harare, Zimbabwe; "2 seriously injured in Warren Park gas explosion"

8) Logan City, south of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia; "Seven children killed in gas explosion at house"

9) Herscher, IL, US; Douglasville, GA, US; "This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Aug. 22, 2011"

10) "Seven children killed in gas explosion at house" [See 8)]

11) Lakeview, MI, US; "Explosion inside Lakeview house causes fire, couple escapes with minor injuries"

12) Newborough, Victoria, Australia; "Gas blast destroys Newborough garage"

13) Cato, Montcalm, MI, US; "Couple escapes house explosion"

14) Glenrock, Converse, WY, US; "Oilfield explosion claims three"

15) St. Augustine, Fla, US; "Gas Station Explosion Site in St. Augustine now 'Stable'"

 

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* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

We'll be seeing an uptick in unusual home and business gas explosions and I'm trying to locate specific ZT on the matter.  Below is a refresher for the many gas related news articles.

http://zetatalk5.com/index/blog0214.htm

SOZT

Fault lines, when adjusting, do not just rip apart one day during a dramatic earthquake. They most often creep. Laying gas lines along or across a fault line is asking for an accident of this sort. Fault lines are also seldom so clearly delineated that one can go a mile in this or that direction and avoid their action. Where a slip-slide fault such as the San Andreas will often leave a clear line on the surface, this is only the surface action, not what occurs in the rock layers on either side which can fracture for a long way to either side during any movement. The gas company, or the age of the pipes, will be faulted but in truth the finger should be pointed in many directions. The public, who insist on living at such a scenic spot, is to blame. Officials, who zoned for housing are to blame. The public utility company, for allowing gas lines in the area, is to blame. But this will change nothing, while man continues to live on the San Andreas, even as it awakens. EOZT

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/18sp2010.htm

SOZT

The danger from radon gas will not be increased as a result of the pole shift. Radon gas is emitted by rock containing uranium, which is degrading. In normal circumstances, where air can circulate, it is disbursed rapidly as is any methane created by decay of organic material. The danger from these gasses comes from confinement - being trapped in a mine, a basement, or beneath the permafrost. The dangers are well known. For methane, it is explosions. An accumulation of methane gas can be identified by the smell of rotten eggs, or as some have described it, dirty socks or cabbage soup. For radon gas the danger is lung cancer, from the continual exposure to the radioactive air. Radon gas is odorless, and cannot be detected except by specialized equipment not in the hands of the average person.

In that the pole shift, or the Earth changes preceding the pole shift, can fracture rock and release pockets of either gas, survivors should be cautious about huddling in bunkers. You are safer out in the open air, or in a trench you have dug that will allow the pole shift winds to pass over you, but nothing to fall on and crush you. The fact that both methane gas and radon gas can accumulate in the bunkers of the elite is one of the reasons we have stated that they have dug their own graves. EOZT

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/12mr2011.htm

 

* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

SOZT

Anyone watching the news, for instance the news on the San Bruno explosion in a distribution line close to the San Andreas Fault line, knows that gas in any form is a danger. Oil and gas refineries explode when rigid piping cracks. Oil or gas wells explode when the ground around them moves. And the gas distribution lines running under cities are no exception. They likewise will explode. Gas lines, whether along the street or within a home, are rigid. In some cases automatic shutoff valves can limit the amount of gas available for an explosion by sensing a drop in pressure, but this is always after the fact. The explosion has already occurred. Utilizing gas on a planet prone to earthquakes was a mistake to begin with, but man never thinks of the consequences when striving for modern conveniences. We have advised turning off the gas at the street, though when the street explodes and your neighbor's homes are on fire you are not likely to escape the holocaust. A better alternative is to live in an area where gas is not available, as in your rural safe location where you will be doing a form of camping while gardening. A campfire at night, for cooking and washing and a bit of friendly light before bed. Nothing explosive. EOZT

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/02oc2010.htm

 

* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

SOZT Answer: It is no accident that the New Madrid fault lies under the Mississippi River near Memphis, as rivers form in lowlands created when land pulls apart, separating the rock fingers and weakening support for the land. Thus, the Ohio River bed also is an indication of where rock fingers will pull apart. Two adjustments in Kentucky, a day apart, are not an accident, but an indication of the speed at which the stretch zone is starting to adjust. Rail lines are frequently an early harbinger of such adjustments, as they run long distances, whereas structures within cities, such as tall buildings, take up relatively little space and have a small footprint. Our warning that imploding cities will be experienced, before the hour of the shift, are in this regard. Be warmed, it will not just be your rail lines and gas and water mains that will shatter and be pulled apart during the stretch. The foundations of your tall buildings will likewise be vulnerable.EOZT

http://www.zetatalk5.com/newsletr/issue008.htm

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[Original post on January 20, 2011]

Original title: Gas explosion kills 1, injures 5 in Philadelphia

 

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/19/pennsylvania.gas.explosion/index.h...

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The explosion occurred in Philadelphia's Tacony neighborhood
  • The blast killed one utilities worker and injured five other people
  • Some of the injuries are serious

(CNN) -- A gas main explosion in Philadelphia Tuesday evening killed one utilities worker and injured five other people, a fire department official said.

Philadelphia Gas Works employees were responding to a gas main break in the city's Tacony neighborhood when the explosion occurred, fire department spokesman Jim Smith said.

"They were trying to control it and found a source of ignition," according to Smith, who said four PGW employees and a firefighter were among the injured. He said some of the gas workers' injuries were serious.

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/natural-gas-explosion-philadelphia-...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/caught-on-tape-gas-main-explodes-126...

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https://heavy.com/news/2020/07/fire-uss-bonhomme-richard-san-diego/

An Explosion & Fire On the USS Bonhomme Richard Leaves 57 Injured

An explosion caused a three-alarm fire at a San Diego naval base, which was concentrated aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard and has resulted in dozens being injured.

Several hours after the fire started, reporter Tim Arvier said that San Diego Fire Department Chief Colin Stowell said the ship would likely “burn down to the water.” According to reporter John Dissauer, the chief said, “This fire could go on for days.”

According to the SDFD, the first alarm was called at 9 a.m. on July 12, a second alarm was called at 9:09 a.m. and the third alarm was called at 9:51 a.m. PDT. As of 9:30 a.m. PDT July 13, the fire has been burning for at least 24 hours.

The U.S. Naval Surface Forces initially announced on Twitter that 11 sailors had experienced minor injuries in relation to the incident, but otherwise, all crews were accounted for. An updated report noted that 34 sailors and 23 civilians had been hospitalized in the fire’s wake.

Krishna Jackson, the base’s spokeswoman, told Stars and Stripes that an estimated 200 sailors were aboard the ship when it caught fire and that the ship itself was undergoing routine maintenance when the fires started. The ship, also referred to as an “assault vessel,” acts as a vehicle to deploy and land helicopters, small boats and other water-related vessels.


The Fire Started with An Explosion July 12

By about 11:05 a.m. PDT, firemen said they had located the fire, but had not extinguished it yet, instead requesting more water lines, according to fire radio transmissions. Another said they would need to start moving people back due to the fumes.

It is unclear what started the explosion. According to what one firefighter said on radio transmissions, an officer aboard the ship told him that there are no “heavy ordinance” (large firearms such as mortars and machine guns) above the ship, but only small arms (pistols, guns, etc.).

One firefighter seemed to indicate that the explosion came from the hatch. “The fire looks like it’s moving further to the bow and there’s a lot more smoke coming out of the hatch were the explosion started,” that firefighter said around noon over radio transmissions.

NBC San Diego assignment editor Bill Feather reported on Twitter that Rear Admiral Phillip Sobeck said the fire started in the lower cargo hold and that the earlier explosions were caused by a backdraft.

“Our conditions are getting worse here and I’m going to start pulling people out. We’re going to wait until the sprinkler system is active and then put people back in,” one firefighter noted on radio transmissions.

“Conditions on my end are not getting any better and are looking a lot worse, so I’m looking to go defensive,” another firefighter replied.

Firefighters determined it would be best to pull everyone out at roughly 11:24 a.m. PDT and noted that a sprinkler/hose system would likely be ready by in half an hour.

“All units, we are going defensive. Start evacuating the ship,” SDFD announced over a loudspeaker.

The SDFD reported on Twitter that multiple agencies, including Federal Fire, reported to the scene.

“We have an explosion, we have no injuries at this time, right now we are taking all personnel and gear off the pier,” one firefighter reported on radio transmissions at roughly 11:38 a.m. PDT Five more ambulances were requested to the scene as firefighters cleared the pier.


Firefighters Received Reports From Sailors That The Fire May Have Reached Fuel

At around noon, a firefighter reported over radio transmissions that there was heavy smoke coming from the ship. “We’ve got heavy smoke and we’re no longer putting water in the hole because of the explosion,” a firefighter said over radio transmissions.

At 12:02 p.m. PDT, firefighters set up a continuous foam operation.

Half an hour later, a dispatcher noted over radio transmissions that, “Engine One reporting multiple sailors running from the ship reporting that the fire was getting in the fuel.”

“We had a mass of sailors run toward us when the smoke turned black and they said it had gotten into the fuel,” the firefighter from Engine One reported before mentioning that a broader area might need to be evacuated.

As night fell on July 12, the “#shipfire” showed no signs of slowing down and people posted on Twitter that more explosions were heard.

Firefighters are still battling the smoke and some residents have posted images on Twitter of helicopters being used to drop water on the vessel.

Audra Stafford of the San Diego’s NBC station tweeted that she spoke to people as far as away as Escondido, San Marcos, Vista and Rancho Penasquitos said they could smell the smoke. The National Weather Service San Diego Station has confirmed that the smoke is far-reaching, explaining to residents via Twitter, “Noticing a fairly acrid smoke smell this morning? It’s likely related to the #shipfire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard.”

The San Diego Naval Base released a statement via Facebook advising people that they are not accepting donations and warning people to be aware of scams offering to provide financial support for those impacted by the fire.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo 23 hours ago

https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/oil-and-gas/two-mi...

Two missing in south China biofuel plant blast

The blast occurred around 10:10 a.m. (0210 GMT) at Longyan Zhuoyue New Energy Co Ltd, a Shanghai-listed biofuel producer based in the southern city of Longyan, as workers were doing maintenance, CCTV said

SINGAPORE/BEIJING: Two people were missing and two injured after an explosion on Sunday at a biofuel plant in China's Fujian province, the local fire department and state media said.

The blast occurred around 10:10 a.m. (0210 GMT) at Longyan Zhuoyue New Energy Co Ltd, a Shanghai-listed biofuel producer based in the southern city of Longyan, as workers were doing maintenance, CCTV said.

Video on state television showed thick dark smoke bellowing into the sky.
The fire was continuing as of 0600 GMT, as more than 100 firefighters were dispatched to the site and nearby residents had been evacuated, CCTV said.
Longyan Zhuoyue New Energy processes gutter oil into biodiesel, the company website says.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 5, 2020 at 11:08pm

https://www.fireengineering.com/2020/07/05/490351/chlorine-gas-leak...

Chlorine Gas Leak at plant sickens 70 at southeast Iran

7-5-20

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 2, 2020 at 6:11am

https://borneobulletin.com.bn/2020/07/gas-explosion-at-clinic-in-ir...

Gas explosion at clinic in Iranian capital kills 19

July 2 2020

A rescue worker evacuates his colleague as he is overcome by smoke from the explosion of the Sina Athar Clinic in Tehran, Iran.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An explosion from a gas leak in a medical clinic in northern Tehran killed 19 people, Iranian state TV reported on Tuesday.
Authorities initially said 13 people were dead, but Jalal Maleki, spokesman for the Tehran Fire Department, later told state TV that the toll had risen to 19.
State-run IRNA news agency also quoted Maleki as saying the dead included 15 women and four men. Maleki added that firefighters had rescued 20 people.
Video posted online appeared to show more than one explosion and thick black smoke rising from the flames.
Deputy Tehran Governor Hamidreza Goudarzi told state TV that a leak from medical gas tanks in the building was the cause of the explosion and fire.
People in nearby Tajrish Bazaar rushed to the scene, impeding a rescue operation, authorities said. Videos on social media showed people gathered outside of the building.
State TV said there could be more explosions because there were a number of oxygen tanks remaining in the medical centre.
Witness Marjan Haghighi told The Associated Press that police blocked roads to the neighbourhood.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 26, 2020 at 6:33am

https://www.explica.co/impressive-explosion-reported-in-the-capital...

June 26, 2020
Impressive explosion reported in the capital of Iran

Neighbors of the site indicated that a metallic taste was perceived and felt minutes after the detonation

TEHRAN.- The shocking explosion of a gas tank factory on the outskirts of a military defense site has caused concern in the inhabitants of Tehran, capital of Iran. 

According to various reports, the incident occurred tonight in the town of Parchin.
Through social networks, residents of the entity shared the moment in which the explosion illuminated the sky as it was the explosion at the Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Nuclear Power Plant in Chernobyl.
Nearby sources indicate that it could be an attack against a military base or an investigation site and that the electric power plant in Sarkh Hasar would have been affected.

So far, the event continues to be investigated and firefighters and ambulances have already attended the scene.
Massive explosion east of #Tehran in an area that looks like full of research facilities! The explosion is massive and the brightness of the aftermath indicate a major incident!

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 14, 2020 at 7:37pm

https://vestnikkavkaza.net/news/One-person-died-three-injured-in-ga...

One person died, three injured in gas explosion in Kazan
13 Jun in 13:00


One person died and three others were injured in an explosion of liquefied gas in a gas storage facility in Kazan, emergency services told TASS.
"Liquefied gas exploded at the Kazan cluster base of Gazprom Liquefied Gas, in an above-ground gas storage capacity of 100 cubic meters. As a result, one person died and three were injured," the source said.
After the explosion, a fire broke out with a risk of spreading to other containers.
Press service of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations confirmed that the explosion and fire occurred at an above-ground storage facility with a capacity of 100 cubic meters on the territory of the gas distribution station of Gazprom liquefied gas. Meanwhile, 11 units of fire-fighting and special equipment work at the scene.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 11, 2020 at 7:43am

https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/pollution/one-dead-in-ankleshwa...

The blast happened between 2 and 3 am at the unit of Hemani Industries Pvt Ltd. Photo: Salim Patel

One person has died and five others have been injured in a blast at a factory in Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC)’s chemical estate in Ankleshwar, Gujarat on June 11, 2020.
The blast happened at the unit of Hemani Industries Ltd, a company headquartered in Bharuch that manufactures agricultural chemicals, insecticide sprayers and pesticides, according to sources. The company has units at both Ankleshwar as well as Dahej, also in Bharuch district.
The explosion happened between 2 and 3 am. Of the five workers who are injured, three are said to be in a critical condition and the death toll is expected to rise, sources said.
This is the second industrial accident in Bharuch district in less than a fortnight. On June 3, a blast occurred at the plant of Yashasvi Rasayan Pvt Ltd in the port of Dahej. Ten people have died so far in that accident.
On the morning of May 7, 2020, toxic styrene gas leaked from the unit of LG Polymers Pvt Ltd in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam. Till now, 11 people have died in the accident.
In the evening of the same day, two boilers exploded at NLC India Ltd’s thermal power station at Neyveli, Tamil Nadu, injuring eight people.
The previous day, on May 6, another gas leak accident had taken place at a paper mill in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, after which seven workers had to be hospitalised.
“The Gujarat Pollution Control Board and the director of health and safety were expected to take care of emergencies when the COVID-19 lockdown was imposed. They were to expected to main a 24X7 vigil. Instead, both were assigned other tasks. Even now, both are not functioning fully,” Rohit Prajapati, a Gujarat-based environmental activist told Down To Earth.
“Nobody has a clue as to which chemical is lying in the factories. It was ad hoc situation on March 25 and it is the same now,” he added.
Prajapati said that disaster management authorities in India only understood situations floods and cyclones and to some extent, earthquakes. “Even Gujarat, a state that has a plethora of chemical industries does not know how to tackle a chemical emergency,” he said.

One dead in Ankleshwar factory blast
Second industrial accident in Gujarat in as many weeks

Last Updated: Thursday 11 June 2020

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 11, 2020 at 1:18am

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/20-workers-dead-in-afghanista...
20 workers dead in Afghanistan mine collapse
Miners were trapped since Tuesday noon after gas blast sealed off access tunnel
10.06.2020


KABUL, Afghanistan
All 20 miners trapped in a coal mine that collapsed in Afghanistan’s northern Samangan province a day earlier have died, officials confirmed on Wednesday.
The workers were stuck inside the mine after a gas explosion at around noon (0730GMT) on Tuesday sealed off the access tunnel.
“Eight bodies have been retrieved and efforts are underway to find and take out the remaining 12 victims,” Siffat Ullah, the province’s deputy governor, told Anadolu Agency.
The tragedy raises questions over safety measures at mining operations in Afghanistan, where illegal mining remains rampant in many remote areas.
On Tuesday, Mohammed Hashim, acting chairman of the provincial council, said no rescue team had reached the site hours after the blast, with locals trying to help the trapped miners on their own.
However, the provincial police force disputed his claim, saying that teams had responded immediately, according to Salam Afghanistan radio.
According to the US Geological Survey, Afghanistan has reserves of oil, gas, lithium, and other rare metals and minerals worth trillions of dollars, most of which remain untapped due to the country’s volatile security situation.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 4, 2020 at 6:00am

https://www.texomashomepage.com/news/explosion-at-snyder-gas-plant/

Explosion at Snyder gas plant

Posted: Jun 3, 2020 / 07:44 AM CDT / Updated: Jun 3, 2020 / 07:44 AM CDT

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Officials in Snyder are investigating an explosion at the Snyder gas plant on Tuesday night.
Around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night the Snyder Volunteer Fire Department said they were responding to an explosion at the Kinder Morgan gas plant. The Emergency Management office said that a “flare burped sending liquid into the flare.”
Safety systems implemented functioned as they were supposed to, shutting down the plant and allowing employees to go home and return when the plant was brought back online.
This is a developing story, stick with Texoma’sHomepage for the latest updates.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 4, 2020 at 5:42am

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/40-workers-injured-in-fire-after-bl...

8 Workers Dead In Blast At Chemical Factory In Gujarat, 40 Injured 

Gujarat Factory blast: In visuals, a long plume of black smoke is seen rising from the chemical plant in Gujarat's Dahej.

Updated: June 03, 2020 09:41 pm IST

New Delhi: An explosion at a chemical factory that sparked a big fire killed eight workers and left some 40 workers injured at the plant in Gujarat's Dahej, a mainly industrial area. Ten fire trucks came to the site. People in villages near the plant have been taken to safer areas as the chemical fire is poisonous, a district official told news agency Press Trust of India.
"Eight workers died in the boiler blast at the chemical factory," police inspector Vipul Gagiya told PTI.
In visuals, a long plume of black smoke is seen rising from the plant that is located on an open area.
"Around 35-40 workers received burn injuries after the boiler of an agro-chemical company exploded in the afternoon. All the injured have been taken to hospitals in Bharuch, and efforts are on to control the fire," Bharuch collector MD Modia told PTI.
The fire has engulfed the entire factory, Mr Modia said, adding the residents of two villages near the chemical plant have been evacuated.

People shared videos of the fire on social media. The plant belongs to chemical major Yashashvi Rasayan Pvt Ltd, which produces over 15 chemicals for industrial use.
Chemical fires are particularly dangerous for people in areas near the source of the fire as toxic gases could spread wide.
Last month, a chemical leak in a plant of LG Polymers India in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district led to hospitalisation of 200 people and 11 deaths; 1,000 more people were affected by the gas leak from the plant that was left idle because of the coronavirus lockdown. LG Polymers made polystyrene and expandable polystyrene in India. The raw material, styrene, is highly flammable and releases a poisonous gas when burnt.

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