Gas Plant Explosion : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Breaking news - Chevron gas plant explosion near Wortham, Texas just outside of Waco. No details as yet.

-- Nadine Zint (, August 10, 1999


Does anyone remember who was keeping track of all these? As I recall, he had put the info up on a website...I shudda bookmarked it. Linkmeister can ya help?

-- Don (, August 10, 1999.

At least 2 posters are from the Waco area.
Maybe the DOD should have said "from August 1 to March 31."

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, August 10, 1999.

Check this thread out.


-- Ray (, August 10, 1999.

This is the url of the site - sorry I am hot link challenged.

-- Nadine Zint (, August 10, 1999.

Too, too many explosions lately - I don't care if it's Y2K or no - if they're predominantly maintenance issues, or operator issues, then this is the base level of plant safety and operational readiness that Y2K problems will converge with.

Need to update Mr. Cook's anomaly tables.

-- none (none@none.none), August 10, 1999.

If these explosions are operator error, I'm wondering what the operator's drug of choice is?

-- operator error (, August 10, 1999.

sniffing pollymers! ;^)

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, August 10, 1999.

Sniffing Pollymers WHAT?

-- It's (, August 10, 1999.

This makes three explosions in the past few days. two in texas, one in Canada. I'm the guy with the page on explosions, but it hasn't been updated for a couple of weeks, been busy working on printable flyers. Here's the link for the explosions page:

generating plant, factory, and pipeline explosions

-- robert waldrop (, August 10, 1999.

Not saying it is Y2k related, don't know any details. Heard this on the radio that there was a gas spill in Mt. Vernon Indiana.

-- Linda A. (, August 10, 1999.

These explosions are not Y2K related. Not one of them. This year will just go down as the record year of explosions. Wait a minute....To my knowledge there have been more explosions this year then the last 20 years combined. Naaa...couldn't be Y2K related. Could it? Hey they have these problems fixed. It's got to be those doomers blowing these plants up in order to protect there doomer positions. Right?

-- Y2K Pro (, August 10, 1999.

Another one near Waco huh;

These things seem to be speeding up,as I was afaird they would and we are now only ten days in to the 24 month time frame I stated earlier.

It seems that WTU (West Texas Utility) has a power generation plant down now also...They are asking every one in their service area to cut back as far as they can on their electrical usage. Of course the reason for the dow time on the power station is politically vague. But they did say that this situation will continue for several more days.


-- Shakey (in_a_bunker@forty.feet), August 10, 1999.


Thanxabunch dude! I bookmarked it this time! Keeping that page updated would be a fulltime job looks like to me. ;)

-- Don (, August 11, 1999.

Does anyone have a link for this? The closest thing I could find was an msnbc story about a pipeline explosion
One missing after Texas gas pipeline explosion
that was just north of Austin, no where near Wortham

-- Bob (bob@bob.bob), August 11, 1999.

Does anyone know if there is a regulatory agency that all chemical plant explosions must be reported to, that makes these records public? If so, and if these records are on the web, I'd be willing to research it.

Otherwise, the methodology sucks. Firstly, this community is sensitized to reports of plant explosions, in a way it wasn't two years ago. Secondly, journalists are probably likewise, resulting in more widespread and prominent coverage of any mishaps that do happen. These two tendencies are likely to reinforce.

I'm quite convinced that there is a rapidly-increasing volume of reports reaching my eyes. But if that constitutes proof, I can prove that aeroplanes cause skin cancer in the UK. Note also that my skepticism is just that: there may indeed be an underlying increase not accounted for by increased reporting.

A couple of years back there was a big fire at a propane gas plant, and my commuter rail link shut down because if it. Had that not happened, and despite living only about six miles away, I'd not have been aware of it because not even my local paper covered it.

-- Nigel Arnot (, August 11, 1999.

Channel 8 news reported that a news crew was being sent to the site of the gas plant explosion at Wortham, Texas and more would be reported later. That was at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10th. There has not been anything else that I can find. The explosion near Austin was a gas line.

-- Nadine Zint (, August 11, 1999.

Linda, Just got in from Canada about 4 AM. Have missed local news. Do you have any more info on the MT. Vernon spill????

-- Moore Dinty moore (, August 11, 1999.

There's been alot of explosions coming from the MyButt plant near me recently. Dangerous gases being released at all hours of the day and night. I wish I could evacuate, but I can't for reasons I won't go into here. Not much media attention yet, part of the coverup I guess. Has anyone else noticed, or is it just me?

-- cd (, August 11, 1999.

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