[OT] News in the valley...
jcoates at archive.org
Wed Aug 10 18:01:50 MDT 2005
>Do a google search for +halifax +explosion. A ship full of
>explosives exploded (several hudred thousand pounds of TNT).
ah, yes - i remember reading about this. seems like a bigger explosion to
me, but perhaps because it wasn't on land, maybe it doesn't count on a
technicality. that's a shame - it doesn't seem right.
the halifax explosion was one of the worst industrial accidents in recorded
history - but i believe the one with the most fatilities is the chemical
plant leak in india: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhopal_disaster
in 1984, a union carbide plant leaked a bunch of pesticide and killed many,
many thousands of people.
i think it's topical, so if you havent already checked out my crappy
homepage quiz about work-related deaths, now may be a good time:
From: plug-bounces at plug.org [mailto:plug-bounces at plug.org] On Behalf Of Gary
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 5:03 PM
To: plug at plug.org
Subject: Re: [OT] News in the valley...
On 8/10/05, Josh Coates <jcoates at archive.org> wrote:
> >Truck was carrying 58,000 lbs of explosives. Crater is 60ft wide by
> >10 ft
> remember the beirut attack on us marines in 1983?
> could this be a new record for the largest non-nuclear explosion?
> probably not, but then again, iirc, the beruit explosion was 400lbs of
> C4 (or chech
> semtex) and it was estimated to be equiv of 15K-21K of tnt (see
Do a google search for +halifax +explosion. A ship full of explosives
exploded (several hudred thousand pounds of TNT). Reports were that windows
shattered 50 miles away. And this was in 1917.
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