Fertilizer Plant Explosion

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Concerned Resident

Greeneville, TN

#1 Apr 18, 2013
Does anyone think that what just happened last night at the West Fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas could happen at the new Austin Powder facility at Midway?

What started out as a small fire became an explosion the magnitude of the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing when water was sprayed on ammonium nitrate. The entire town was evacuated and up to 60 or 70 are feared dead. Several firefighters and emergency responders are dead, as are residents of a nearby nursing home.
mom

Greeneville, TN

#2 Apr 18, 2013
Concerned Resident wrote:
Does anyone think that what just happened last night at the West Fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas could happen at the new Austin Powder facility at Midway?
What started out as a small fire became an explosion the magnitude of the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing when water was sprayed on ammonium nitrate. The entire town was evacuated and up to 60 or 70 are feared dead. Several firefighters and emergency responders are dead, as are residents of a nearby nursing home.
Yes and its scary
Uncle Sam

Greeneville, TN

#3 Apr 18, 2013
Concerned Resident wrote:
Does anyone think that what just happened last night at the West Fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas could happen at the new Austin Powder facility at Midway?
What started out as a small fire became an explosion the magnitude of the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing when water was sprayed on ammonium nitrate. The entire town was evacuated and up to 60 or 70 are feared dead. Several firefighters and emergency responders are dead, as are residents of a nearby nursing home.
Oh come on! This could never happen here. The Greene County Partnership and the county commissioners have made it quite clear that the plant is safe and no harm will come to Greene County citizens. Yea boy!
kathy

Greeneville, TN

#4 Apr 18, 2013
I feel for the families that live in the area. The county should never have let this happen (the plant coming to midway, tn) Anything is possible it could happen here
Grand parent

Greeneville, TN

#5 Apr 18, 2013
mom wrote:
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Yes and its scary
It's damn scary. This will prove to be one of the worst decisions Greene County ever made.
skippy

Greeneville, TN

#7 Apr 18, 2013
I understand that Tom Ferguson will be issuing hard hats to every family in Mosheim. That will take care of it.
Reality

Simpsonville, SC

#8 Apr 18, 2013
The plant has to be built somewhere or are we just going to quit using explosives which are necessary for building roads, buildings, mines, and other countless uses. Maybe put it in other town. Greene county people are too important to have it near them. LOL!!
Local observer

Greeneville, TN

#9 Apr 18, 2013
skippy wrote:
I understand that Tom Ferguson will be issuing hard hats to every family in Mosheim. That will take care of it.
It's going to take more than hard hats, how about gas masks? Ferguson is a joke and should be run out of town. He does'nt care about the safety of the people who live here. All he cares about is him self and pocketing money. I wonder how much he made off of this deal?
Suggestion

Asheboro, NC

#10 Apr 18, 2013
put it out camp creek where all the meth heads makeout and if it blows up just blame a meth labs
LankinLawg

Seymour, TN

#11 Apr 18, 2013
Somebody has to do it. Starve to death or die working.
truth

Johnson City, TN

#12 Apr 18, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonium_nitrate...

Its not a friendly industry to have around, someone is getting big kickbacks for letting it locate in the area for sure!!
the truth

Greeneville, TN

#13 Apr 18, 2013
Concerned Resident wrote:
Does anyone think that what just happened last night at the West Fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas could happen at the new Austin Powder facility at Midway?
What started out as a small fire became an explosion the magnitude of the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing when water was sprayed on ammonium nitrate. The entire town was evacuated and up to 60 or 70 are feared dead. Several firefighters and emergency responders are dead, as are residents of a nearby nursing home.
I hope the devastation in Texas last night will become a wake up call for those who supported the US Nitrogen plant being buit in Greene County. Jerry Fortner said and I quote when asked "is the plant safe" he responded "absolutely"! WT Daniels when asked about the plant said "this is exciting"! Well I quess we know now that there aint nothing safe about this plant and it sure aint exciting. Big Mistake!
Aware

Kodak, TN

#14 Apr 18, 2013
the truth wrote:
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I hope the devastation in Texas last night will become a wake up call for those who supported the US Nitrogen plant being buit in Greene County. Jerry Fortner said and I quote when asked "is the plant safe" he responded "absolutely"! WT Daniels when asked about the plant said "this is exciting"! Well I quess we know now that there aint nothing safe about this plant and it sure aint exciting. Big Mistake!
You are right and the people that chose this land realized there would be no opposition, none. Why? Because the majority of people doesn't have any information on how lethal this is. Someone on the top is pulling the strings on this one, and they realized exactly what they were dealing with. Desperate people, that need jobs so badly, and that is exactly what they found, save a few. People you have been had, just like so many others before you. Your leaders sold you down the drain, and they never blinked.
Working Man

Jonesborough, TN

#15 Apr 18, 2013
Of course it could happen here. My biggest concern is the quality of workers here in our county. Let's face it, many of them are on drugs, and even more of them are more concerned with texting that actually paying attention to what they are doing. I would love to make some descent money by working at the plant. I spent 20 years in the fertilizer transportation business, it is not a hard job, but you have to be mentally present to be safe. I have no intention of putting myself in harm's way by working in a hazardous environment with a bunch of stupid people. I have worked several places in this town and would not trust but a handful of people I've met with a job at a fertilizer plant.
Resident

Greeneville, TN

#16 Apr 18, 2013
It's very sad that people are blinded by greed.
I'm sure the folks in West, Texas, were told all the same stuff that we have been told by our "officials" here.
LankinLawg

Mooresboro, NC

#17 Apr 19, 2013
Wanting a better life is not greed.You use batteries.hairspray.drain.natu ral gas.motor oil,alcohol.detergents..somebo dy has to make these products.Everyone wants convience but never realize what it takes to make some products.
kathy

Greeneville, TN

#18 Apr 19, 2013
LankinLawg wrote:
Wanting a better life is not greed.You use batteries.hairspray.drain.natu ral gas.motor oil,alcohol.detergents..somebo dy has to make these products.Everyone wants convience but never realize what it takes to make some products.
would you want to live near something like that I THINK NOT
clean industry supporter

Greeneville, TN

#19 Apr 19, 2013
Resident wrote:
It's very sad that people are blinded by greed.
I'm sure the folks in West, Texas, were told all the same stuff that we have been told by our "officials" here.
Every offical and so called community leaders who played a role in allowing this plant to locate here will have to live with their decision to support a company that no other county in the region or state wanted. And yes, you are right, they were blinded by greed. This is a pandora's box, an accident waiting to happen. This project was rammed down the throats of greene county citizens without any concern for their safety or welfare. The lead player was Alan Broyles. This man was so hungry for jobs that he did'nt care who came here. He supported the plant from the begining and encouraged others to folllow him. This may end up be his legacy and that is really sad.
Concerned Citizen

Charlotte, NC

#20 Apr 19, 2013
As a penalty for this unspeakable atrocity, we should make all those responsible for progress in this county watch 72 consecutive hours of Empty Nest. That place will be shut down in a week!
LankinLawg

Sparta, TN

#21 Apr 19, 2013
kathy wrote:
<quoted text>would you want to live near something like that I THINK NOT
people live by Eastman.I think so.

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