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    Chemical Fire in WV

    https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/c...3fef7477f.html

    This is actually going on about 15 minutes from where I live. The county is now under a state of emergency.

    Went to church yesterday somewhat close to it and the smell was overpowering. It has rained most of the day but the change in weather has brought the smoke down to basically ground level covering downtown Parkersburg.

    They canceled school today because of it and tomorrow isn’t looking very good either.
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    Re: Chemical Fire in WV

    Oh wow! Be safe!
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    Re: Chemical Fire in WV

    I wouldn't want to be breathing that in.
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    Re: Chemical Fire in WV

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfaithful View Post
    I wouldn't want to be breathing that in.
    Saturday morning i could see it from my front porch. Just looked like storm clouds but no rain. Closer to Parkersburg it was worse.

    Some people were posting on Facebook that it was visible from Athens, which Is a solid 45 minuets away.

    Parkersburg is under a voluntary evacuation. A couple of churches have set up shelters as well.

    Sad part is, with all the plants in the area, DuPont being one of them, one of the nicknames is “Chemical Valley”.
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    Re: Chemical Fire in WV

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

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    Re: Chemical Fire in WV

    Damn. And it's rained through that?
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    Re: Chemical Fire in WV

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfaithful View Post
    Damn. And it's rained through that?
    Yep. It’s a chemical fire so rain is essentially reacting with other chemicals and is basically accomplishing the opposite of what is wanted.

    A college professor I had posted on Facebook and basically compared it to the Flint water fiasco minus the snow and media coverage. I don’t know if I agree with that but it’s been pretty bad here.
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    Re: Chemical Fire in WV

    My son goes to school i Vienna/Parkersburg and can see the smoke from campus. They are still having classes tomorrow. Wonder if that is wise?
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    Re: Chemical Fire in WV

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    My son goes to school i Vienna/Parkersburg and can see the smoke from campus. They are still having classes tomorrow. Wonder if that is wise?
    Must be Ohio Valley University because everywhere else is closed.
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    Re: Chemical Fire in WV

    Did you take that picture or get it from somewhere? I'd like to share it on Facebook.
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    Re: Chemical Fire in WV

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    Did you take that picture or get it from somewhere? I'd like to share it on Facebook.
    Found it on Facebook but feel free. There’s a lot more.
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    Re: Chemical Fire in WV

    Thanks.
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    Re: Chemical Fire in WV

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    Must be Ohio Valley University because everywhere else is closed.

    It is.
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    Re: Chemical Fire in WV

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    Jesus, I would be traveling hours away from that.
    What would you say.....ya do here?

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    Re: Chemical Fire in WV

    How is this not national news?

    It's not even news in next door Ohio.

    https://imgur.com/gallery/2TraE

    The warehouse used to be the Ames Factory (I think they made shovels there), but for years has been a dump for things that Dupont can't legally get rid of. The state doesn't know what was in there, but there is possibilities of any number of these products being stored there - PVC, Nylon, Carbon black, Titanium dioxide, Fiberglass, Maleic Anhydride TLV 0.1 ppm, Formaldehyde, PTFE (Teflon), Styrene, Acrylonitrile, Polybutylene Terephthalate, and/or Acrylic Sheet all of which are not good things when burned. Edit: Update from Reddit "There is also an underground storage tank from when it was ames that is full of trichloroethyene, lead, ethylbenzene, and toluene that is leaking. The fire suppression system for the warehouse failed last winter because one of the pipes froze and busted. They never had it fixed." Edit 2: Another update from an insider that used to work for Dupont. IEI, who owns the building is a shell company owned by Dupont. Also, from a different insider "Saurabh Naik (Ed Note: The official owner of IEI) has dozens of LLC Shell companies like IEI that he funnels stuff through. He makes everyone that works from him sign an NDA. You'd be Shocked at some of the stuff that gets stored in his warehouses. You get everything from polymers to toxic Dust to drums of acid all thrown into the same sections of buildings. I've personally seen warehouses wall-to-wall with this stuff with literally no room to walk around in. If a Fire breaks out in one of his buildings then there is no way to put it out short of letting the entire thing Burn to the ground. Apparently this old AMES building was one of his worst and he's already received many citations and Warnings about how things are stored and the general maintenance of the facility. Expect shutdowns of satellite warehouses soon and probably a couple bankruptcies declared as Well."
    I would also be traveling away from there.

    This is maddening.
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