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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:47 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Non taxi news
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I have just been reading about an explosion at a petrochemical plant just outside Tarragona in Spain. Looking at google maps it is in the same place as a similar explosion that happened on election night in June 1987. We were on the first night of our first family holiday abroad and staying in a hotel just north of Salou. It was one hell of an explosion and the resulting fire was so big that it looked like it was just up the road. It turned out to be about 15 kilometres away.
Fancy it happening again.



not really H & S standards probably a bit lower in Spain

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:56 pm 
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Spanish chemical plant explosion kills man 3km away

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51113132

Two people were killed and eight others injured following an explosion at a chemical plant in Spain's autonomous Catalonia region, officials say.

One of those killed suffered a fatal injury when an apartment block located about 3km (two miles) away partially collapsed, Spanish media report.

Officials say Tuesday's blast south of Tarragona was probably sparked by a chemical accident.
Authorities said that no toxic substances were released.

Nearby residents were, however, initially urged to stay indoors after the explosion set off a huge fire.
Dozens of firefighters worked through the night and into Wednesday to tackle the blaze at the Industrias Químicas del Óxido de Etileno plant.

Ethylene Oxide :? dangerous stuff but a major component of washing powder which is why it's manufactured we all need to wash our clothes

And if you look at the CCTV footage on the BBC site that is one huge BLEVE :shock:

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