Show #28: All and Everything part 3

Keit

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Oh, and of course, there was also a chemical spill in West Virginia on 8th of January.
http://www.sott.net/article/271777-Chemical-spill-shuts-off-water-to-300K-in-West-Virginia

Obviously, it isn't an explosion, but still, quite interesting, considering the fact that responsible company's name is Freedom Industries (with ties to Koch Brothers), and it happened at the same time when Central Virginia experienced an influx of "mysterious" booms and explosions.

7th of January: http://www.sott.net/article/271805-Mystery-booms-rattle-central-Virginia-homes
Officials have not been able to tie the booms to one specific area, but they have been reported for the past several weeks. Residents from from Chester to southern Chesterfield, Colonial Heights and Hopewell have reported hearing the booms.

11th of January: http://www.sott.net/article/271828-Yet-another-overhead-explosion-in-US-Mysterious-boom-sound-shakes-Petersburg-Virginia-area
She added that others at the Petersburg Bureau of Police said that they heard the same noise this morning in Colonial Heights and that some had heard the sound last week and thought perhaps "it was military-related." But, officials at Fort Lee say it isn't their doing.
 

c.a.

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06:19 GMT 04.12.2020
Engen Petroleum is a South African oil company that is focused on refined petroleum products and was part of Mobil until 1990. The company is present in 17 countries and exports its products to over 30, mostly in Africa and islands in the Indian Ocean.

A massive explosion has hit the Engen Oil Refinery in Durban, South Africa, local police said. Seven people were injured as a result of the explosion, all of them are in stable condition, an emergency services spokesman said.

There's still no information on the cause of Friday's explosion at South Africa's second-largest crude refinery.

Emergency services and the fire department have been deployed to the scene of the incident. According to the company's representative, the fire has been extinguished.

A spokesman for the company Engen has told Reuters that he will provide information later in the day.

Some Twitter users claim that six workers are being treated for smoke inhalation following the explosion.

 

c.a.

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Seven people were injured, four critically, in an oil storage tank explosion Saturday at the Magellan plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, authorities said.

The explosion happened shortly after 10 a.m., the Caller-Times of Corpus Christi reported. Firefighters and first responders found heavy fire and smoke upon arriving at the refinery, the newspaper reported.



Deputy Fire Chief Richie Quintero said that by 10:36, all patients had been transported to area hospitals, KIII-TV reported. One of the victims was taken to a burn center in San Antonio, KSAT reported.


Officials said they will begin an investigation to discover what caused the explosion.

“It’ll be a large effort, but together, hopefully we can find something that was either could be fixed, probable what could come down to the exact nature of what occurred, so that we can hopefully put preventative measures in place,” Quintero told KIII.

“It’s a sad day for Magellan,” Mark Calhoun, manager of terminal and process operations at Magellan’s facility in Corpus Christi, told the Caller-Times. “The welfare of the men that were injured and their families are the first things on our minds. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.”

Calhoun said the fire started at an above-ground storage tank that held residual white crude oil. Employees were cleaning and conducting an inspection at the storage tank before the explosion, the newspaper reported.

“We don’t really know just yet on what caused the fire, but there will be a thorough internal investigation to discover what happened,” Calhoun told the Caller-Times. “The safety of our employees and the surrounding community is our top concern and priority.”

In a statement, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the state is aiding Corpus Christi officials in their emergency response efforts.

“The State of Texas is working closely with Magellan and Corpus Christi officials to aid in the emergency response efforts and to provide immediate help to those injured in the explosion,” Abbott said. “The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is monitoring air quality in the area, and the Texas Division Of Emergency Management is on the ground to provide support. The Texas Department of Public Safety is also working to provide assistance to first responders on the ground. The state is ready to deploy additional resources to respond to this event and keep the community safe. Cecilia and I ask all Texans join us in prayer for those injured in this explosion, for our first responders, and for the safety of those in the area.”

5 Dec, 2020 23:44 / Updated 5 hours ago
A gas plant just outside the country's capital San Salvador went up in flames on Saturday afternoon. Videos and photos of the blaze quickly surfaced on social media. There have been no reports of any victims or injuries.
A massive fire combined with explosions has been filmed near the Plaza Mundo mall, with authorities urging residents to avoid the area.

There have been no reports of victims or injuries. According to the department, the blaze caused the roof of the building where gas cylinders were filled and stored to collapse. Beyond that, damage has only been caused to 10 vehicles belonging to the gas company.
There have been no reports of victims or injuries. According to the department, the blaze caused the roof of the building where gas cylinders were filled and stored to collapse. Beyond that, damage has only been caused to 10 vehicles belonging to the gas company.

The president of El Salvador Nayib Bukele praised the firefighters' rapid response, saying they managed to do "an amazing job" by "putting out a mega fire in just a few minutes." He has also ordered an investigation to determine those responsible for the incident.
 
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