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ploughman
12-11-2005, 12:58 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/blast.jpg

No, it's not a volcano, it's a smoke from a fuel depot that exploded just north of London.

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Likely to be the largest such incident in the history of peacetime Europe it the site continues to burn. Incredibly noone has been reported dead although there are many injured and damge to property has been widespread.

I hope all community members in that area are OK.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4517962.stm

Owlsphone
12-11-2005, 01:14 PM
The damage may be terrible, but what a beautiful and awesome picture.

fighter_966
12-11-2005, 01:18 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/blast.jpg

No, it's not a volcano, it's a smoke from a fuel depot that exploded just north of London.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Likely to be the largest such incident in the history of peacetime Europe it the site continues to burn. Incredibly noone has been reported dead although there are many injured and damge to property has been widespread.

I hope all community members in that area are OK.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4517962.stm
Lets hope that nobody get killed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Bremspropeller
12-11-2005, 01:22 PM
Looks purdy cool - yet unhealthy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

SeaFireLIV
12-11-2005, 01:22 PM
As far as I know, no one was killed. It`s being going all day since early this morning. It seems like a freak accident.

Bremspropeller
12-11-2005, 01:24 PM
Seems like Megile's New Year's Eve rehearsal went wrong http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

fighter_966
12-13-2005, 03:12 AM
The are handling that fire quite nice http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif .I hope they find the reason for it ..and lets hope
its not a terrorism http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Sturm_Williger
12-13-2005, 03:37 AM
Looking at it, knowing it was a depot with 20 tanks ( not sure how many were on fire, but most, I think ) makes for sober reflection on bombing raids on places like Ploesti, which must have been much much larger ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

1.JaVA_Hornet
12-13-2005, 03:47 AM
The smoke is coming towards us!!

jds1978
12-13-2005, 04:30 AM
Wow..i heard about that little mishap on NPR.
thats the first photo i'd seen of it. that picture should be nominated for some sort of award...here's hoping Londoners get some fresh air soon

HotelBushranger
12-13-2005, 05:28 AM
The smoke plumes bloody massive, you can see it from space for cryin out loud! I am thankful that noone is dead, but what about the environmental affects??!?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

JG52Uther
12-13-2005, 05:31 AM
Originally posted by 1.JaVA_Hornet:
The smoke is coming towards us!!
Yes,so's my RMA CPU,on the way to Schipol-Rijk!
Lets see what gets there first http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

ploughman
12-13-2005, 05:42 AM
The enviromental effects are becoming the major driver in how this fire is being tackled. The site is on porous chalk which contains an aquifer that supplies water for the area, water run off from the fire fighting (thousands of litres/minute) will contain a cocktail of pollutants and may penetrate the aquifer if not removed from collecting pools quickly, rendering it useless as a potable water source.

A survey plane has flown through the plume and found suprisingly low levels of toxic fumes, perhaps due to the scale and temperatures of the inferno itself, this blaze involving so much refined petrochemicals is almost unprecedented. However, the aircraft was not equipped to detect aromatic benzynes which are carcinogenic.

A big problem with fighting the fire is that as it shrinks and cools it is losing the energy that allowed it to push the smoke cloud up to 15,000ft, where it was of little danger to locals. It is entirely possible the site will cause more enviromental damage after the fire has been extinguished than during the inferno itself.

One things for sure, fire fighters across the world will be watching this one and learning both what and what not to do if it happens again.

danjama
12-13-2005, 07:39 AM
Originally posted by jds1978:
Wow..i heard about that little mishap on NPR.
thats the first photo i'd seen of it. that picture should be nominated for some sort of award...here's hoping Londoners get some fresh air soon

Fresh air? Whats that? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

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Pirschjaeger
12-13-2005, 08:16 AM
Didn't the first explosion happen two days ago. IIRC, no one was killed but about 50 people were treated for cuts from flying debris. The explosion was fairly powerful since it shattered windows and blew doors open in the residential area.

Just another reason to press on with alternative energies. See ya at the Kyoto. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz

jds1978
12-14-2005, 04:02 AM
danjama
can i have some?

Posted Tue December 13 2005 06:39
quote:
Originally posted by jds1978:
Wow..i heard about that little mishap on NPR.
thats the first photo i'd seen of it. that picture should be nominated for some sort of award...here's hoping Londoners get some fresh air soon


Fresh air? Whats that?


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif....So i take it you're a Londoner...they put this thing out yet?