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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Explosions’

North Bend Explosion Destroys Businesses

An early-morning explosion in North Bend, Washington leveled businesses and destroyed property in the surrounding neighborhood today. According to a Seattle Times report the explosion is suspected to have been caused by natural gas. A strip mall near the explosion was almost completely leveled, destroying businesses including a pizza restaurant, a barber shop, a dance studio, and offices. Further out …

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Cooking Class Explosion Caused By Heating Hot Cocoa

A small fire erupted inside a biology lab at Northside College Prep High School while students were participating in a class activity. The project involved heating hot chocolate on a single-burner stove under the supervision of an instructor. The gas used during the activity ultimately triggered the fire; however, the sprinkler system quickly extinguished the flames. According to Chicago Fire …

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Train Derailment Results in Town Evacuation

On Monday, a mile outside of Casselton, North Dakota, two trains collided around 2 p.m. CST, according to local time. One westbound 112-car train transporting soybeans derailed after being hit by an eastbound 106-car train containing crude oil where both were operated by BNSF Railway Co, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The safety of allowing the transport of …

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Postville Explosion Latest In String Of Fires

Postville, Iowa saw rescue crews swarm in early this morning after an explosion rocked a laminate plant. As of now, it’s unknown what caused the explosion at Norplex-Micarta, though an investigation is ongoing. Three people were injured in the blast; one critically so, and had to be taken by helicopter to Iowa City, where there is a hospital with a …

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Westminster Explosion Injures Two, Destroys Houses

An explosion in Westminster, Colorado on Thursday left two people injured and destroyed several houses. Westminster is a suburb located just north of Denver. According to the Westminster Fire Department, the explosion occurred at around 11:30 am. The surrounding block was evacuated due to concerns that another explosion could follow. According to the Denver Post, the explosion is thought to …

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Airport Explosion: Atlanta International Evacuated

An explosion at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta caused portions of the building to be evacuated on Tuesday. An electrical explosion occurred in a maintenance shed near gate D21 at around 8:40 am. No one was injured in blast. According to a Reuters report, the explosion caused only “minor” damage. The blast cut off power in airport Concourse D, …

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Nyack College Explosion Injures 7

An apparent gas explosion has injured seven people at a Christian college in Nyack, New York. According to a WCBS report, the explosion occurred today just before noon at Nyack College. The blast caused significant damage to the school building, including shattered windows and doors. Authorities are currently working under the assumption that the explosion was caused by leaking gas, …

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Google Launches Person Finder For Boston Marathon Explosions

Google has set up a tool to help people find loved ones after the explosions in Boston today. This is part of Google.org’s Person Finder project. The tool can be used both to try and locate a person and to share info about someone. Click the below image to get to the site: Here are some of the latest tweets …

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Boston Marathon: Explosions Rock the Finish Line; Injuries, Deaths Reported

(Image courtesy Dan Lampariello) [UPDATE 5:] It is now being reported that three people, including an 8-year-old boy, have died. Over 150 people were injured in the blasts. [UPDATE 4:] Boston Police have stated that the explosion at the JFK Presidential Library was fire-related. [UPDATE 3:] A third explosion at the JFK Presidential Library is being treated by Boston police …

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Witness The Power Of An Underwater Nuclear Explosion

Nuclear weapons are one of the scariest things that mankind has ever invented. I’m just thankful that I was born at the tail end of the Cold War. Living in constant fear of a nuclear attack must have been pretty unnerving, but I still have respect for the technology and power that the nuclear weapon exemplifies. I think we’ve all …

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Termites Workers Become Suicide Bombers In Old Age

I hope you never have the unfortunate experience of owning a house that’s infested with termites. The little buggers are hard to kill and they can eat through wood like nothing else. Need I mention that they are also pretty high on the “Kill it with fire” scale of terrifying insects. Well, it seems that scientists have found one more …

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Hog Manure Causing Mysterious Methane Explosions

Researchers are at a loss for what might be causing hog manure to suddenly become explosive. Six hog farms have exploded since 2009. University of Minnesota’s Agricultural Engineer Charles Clanton says, “This has all started in the last four or five years here. We don’t have any idea where it came from or how it got started. Whatever has happened …

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