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Fire at chemical warehouse in Conroe, Texas

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http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/fire-at-chemical-warehouse-in-conroe-texas/

 

Large commercial fire in Conroe, Texas at Drill Chem. East & Westbound traffic on Loop 336 shut down No word on any injuries

Fire at DrillChem facility in Conroe fills the sky with thick smoke. Loop 336 closed in the area

BREAKING: 3-alarm fire burning at chemical warehouse in Conroe.

A shelter-in-place order has been issued for residents within a 2-mile radius of Drill Chem chemical plant.

Radar picking up smoke plume from Conroe fire floating southwest on a northeast breeze. Traffic all shut down.

Fire at Conroe, Texas, chemical plant expected to burn into the night, Montgomery County fire official says - @KHOUTiffanyC

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It seems everywere on this planet strange things begin to happen.

To much at short time period.

It is not strange a burn in an chemical plant. To much issues at a short time.

I mean this globaly.

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Dang. :ohmy:

From the link:
We don't know what's in the plant, of course, but we do know that DrillChem is a major manufacturer of lubricants, sealants and chemicals that help with drilling for oil.
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There is one product we found, however, that company's own documents call "very toxic." It's a course dark powder that aids in shale drilling and is described as a potential carcinogen. It contains crystalline silicate. That means if large concentrations of this are inhaled, damage to the lungs is possible.

 

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Dang. :ohmy:

From the link:
We don't know what's in the plant, of course, but we do know that DrillChem is a major manufacturer of lubricants, sealants and chemicals that help with drilling for oil.
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There is one product we found, however, that company's own documents call "very toxic." It's a course dark powder that aids in shale drilling and is described as a potential carcinogen. It contains crystalline silicate. That means if large concentrations of this are inhaled, damage to the lungs is possible.

 

that sounds like an abrasive agent. There's something similar from grinding concrete in the construction industry it's called silica poisoning .

 

"Silicosis is classified into three types: chronic/classic, accelerated, and acute.

Chronic/classic silicosis, the most common, occurs after 15-20 years of moderate to low exposures to respirable crystalline silica. Symptoms associated with chronic silicosis may or may not be obvious: therefore, workers need to have a chest x-ray to determine if there is lung damage. As the disease progresses, the worker may experience shortness of breath upon exercising and have clinical signs of poor oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange. In the later stages, the worker may experience fatigue, extreme shortness of breath, chest pain, or respiratory failure.

Accelerated silicosis can occur after 5-10 years of high exposures to respirable crystalline silica. Symptoms include severe shortness of breath, weakness, and weight loss. The onset of symptoms takes longer than in acute silicosis.

Acute silicosis occurs after a few months or as long as two years following exposures to extremely high concentrations of respirable crystalline silica. Symptoms of acute silicosis include severe disabling shortness of breath, weakness, and weight loss, which often leads to death."

 

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/3176-2002-English.html

 

 

 

 

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that sounds like an abrasive agent. There's something similar from grinding concrete in the construction industry it's called silica poisoning .

 

"Silicosis is classified into three types: chronic/classic, accelerated, and acute.

Chronic/classic silicosis, the most common, occurs after 15-20 years of moderate to low exposures to respirable crystalline silica. Symptoms associated with chronic silicosis may or may not be obvious: therefore, workers need to have a chest x-ray to determine if there is lung damage. As the disease progresses, the worker may experience shortness of breath upon exercising and have clinical signs of poor oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange. In the later stages, the worker may experience fatigue, extreme shortness of breath, chest pain, or respiratory failure.

Accelerated silicosis can occur after 5-10 years of high exposures to respirable crystalline silica. Symptoms include severe shortness of breath, weakness, and weight loss. The onset of symptoms takes longer than in acute silicosis.

Acute silicosis occurs after a few months or as long as two years following exposures to extremely high concentrations of respirable crystalline silica. Symptoms of acute silicosis include severe disabling shortness of breath, weakness, and weight loss, which often leads to death."

 

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/3176-2002-English.html

Wow. Soft kill of the South West maybe. :unsure: 

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Wow. Soft kill of the South West maybe. :unsure: 

 

 OSHA  doesn't care if you die. They just don't want you dying on the job site . 

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 OSHA  doesn't care if you die. They just don't want you dying on the job site . 

Funny but not really.

It sure does seems that way.
Actually the whole system is set up to make us sick.

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Funny but not really.

It sure does seems that way.
Actually the whole system is set up to make us sick.

 Really they couldn't care, the MSDS stay in the GC's trailer or office and hardly anybody reads them.  There are some conscientious employers that will educate their workers .  But that's a rarity in construction.

 

 OSHA shows up and cut's your cords fines you for hardhats or improper footgear .  Maybe one or two fines for improper set up on some scaffolding then they leave .

 

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 Really they couldn't care, the MSDS stay in the GC's trailer or office and hardly anybody reads them.  There are some conscientious employers that will educate their workers .  But that's a rarity in construction.

 

 OSHA shows up and cut's your cords fines you for hardhats or improper footgear .  Maybe one or two fines for improper set up on some scaffolding then they leave .

 

They're only there to place blame and collect cash?
That sounds a lot like the EPA.

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