Texas fertilizer company didn't heed ...

Texas fertilizer company didn't heed disclosure rules before blast

There are 72 comments on the Reuters story from Apr 20, 2013, titled Texas fertilizer company didn't heed disclosure rules before blast. In it, Reuters reports that:

The fertilizer plant that exploded on Wednesday, obliterating part of a small Texas town and killing at least 14 people, had last year been storing 1,350 times the amount of ammonium nitrate that would normally trigger safety oversight by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security .

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Cat74

United States

#21 Apr 20, 2013
The Boston bombers were russion Muslim immigrants. Never should h ave been in this country. The President pretended the Muslim terrorist threat didn't exist any longer. He is wrong. We need to look at every Muslim Immigrant in this country, their friends, and if anything is amiss, ship them out.
Cat74

United States

#22 Apr 20, 2013
Russian, not russion
Your Ex

United States

#23 Apr 20, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm here, turd eater.......We had signs all over Houston "pray for Boston" in churches, restaurants, bank signs and everywhere. A lowlife marxist scum like you posts more hate and propaganda.
I guess there are no industrial accidents in your state???????
You're dumber than your posts point out.
Of course we do, sport. We're an oil & gas state and we get "incidents" every other week or so. Nothing to do with fracking, of course, pure coincidence. As soon as the USDA comes up with a RDA of hydrocarbons, we hope to boost tourism beyond giving Texans someplace nice to go.
Glad you enjoyed the spectacle of Martial Law, the suspension of the 4th ammendment, armored troop carriers on the streets of an American city,(didn't bin laden once state that was their exact goal?) and that couldn't-have-been-better Hollywood ending. During TV prime-time even. It's called "conditioning", enjoy the new normal.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#24 Apr 20, 2013
The Texas explosion is just a sample of what we
will get if Republicans could have their way.

No regulations.
No inspections.
No accountability.
Just personal responsibility.

If you are afraid that your workplace
is dangerous and might blow up at any time,
it's up to you to go find employment somewhere
else. We don't need no damn socialist government
sticking its nose into the workplace where it
don't belong, trying to regulate things..
Anti-Bullying

Miami, FL

#25 Apr 20, 2013
Obama cares so much about the environment and taking on unscrupulous businesses that he gave Solendra 500 billion and did nothing to enforce regulations at this plant. It would be a funny joke if the blast hadn't killed 40 and injured hundreds more while devastating an entire town. Obama's actions have had bloody repercussions this week. First, the Boston Marathon bombings; now this tragedy. As Jeremiah Wright said, the chickens have come home to roost.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#26 Apr 20, 2013
Your Ex wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm surprised BlueBonnies not posted yet as to how it's the cost of doing business, perfectly safe, reasonable risk or the MSM blowing everything out of proportion.
Hopefully he was within the blast radios… although he’s been brain dead for years, LOL!

I just ignore that clown.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#27 Apr 20, 2013
Gary wrote:
The Texas explosion is just a sample of what we
will get if Republicans could have their way.
No regulations.
No inspections.
No accountability.
Just personal responsibility.
If you are afraid that your workplace
is dangerous and might blow up at any time,
it's up to you to go find employment somewhere
else. We don't need no damn socialist government
sticking its nose into the workplace where it
don't belong, trying to regulate things..
There were inspections, jerkoff. There were inspections or each month, and plenty of accountablility. There is NONE in any catogorie for the beach houses built in blue states ripped up by Hurricane Sandy...none for the victims of a school with no law enforcement where chilren got killed by a registered demorat nutball.

Practice what you fkn preach, quit using tragedies for socialist propagana.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#28 Apr 20, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
Hopefully he was within the blast radios… although he’s been brain dead for years, LOL!
I just ignore that clown.
How are those right wing Boston bombers working out for your stupid rants, little boy? Did oblumber find them single-handely?? RFLMAO

You ignore me because your a coward and I've proven you to be really a stupid liar.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#29 Apr 20, 2013
Your Ex wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course we do, sport. We're an oil & gas state and we get "incidents" every other week or so. Nothing to do with fracking, of course, pure coincidence. As soon as the USDA comes up with a RDA of hydrocarbons, we hope to boost tourism beyond giving Texans someplace nice to go.
Glad you enjoyed the spectacle of Martial Law, the suspension of the 4th ammendment, armored troop carriers on the streets of an American city,(didn't bin laden once state that was their exact goal?) and that couldn't-have-been-better Hollywood ending. During TV prime-time even. It's called "conditioning", enjoy the new normal.
So where was this martial law your talking about, eh crapcake? Texans don't go up there, your snowbirds come here for the winter because they are wimps. LMAO

Boston??? That's not in Texas, you dumbass.

The town in Texas had law enforcement cordon off the blast area, that's all.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#30 Apr 20, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
You got it buddy.
In the brave new world of dystopian conservatism,
there are no such things as safety rules or inspections.
Just let the corporate heads be the sole judges
of what is safe for their workers.
Bingo! Deepwater Horizion.
Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch
Mine in West Virginia---29 out of 31 miners killed.
Just so much collateral damage on the
road to big profits.
You forgot one, dkhead!

1991

Crews on land and at sea worked Saturday to clean up nearly 50,000 gallons of crude oil that spilled onto the ground and into Fidalgo Bay after the blowout of a pump at a refinery. The spilled oil flowed along railroad tracks a few hundred yards and through a culvert, said Lee Reagin, the Texaco refinery's supervisor of human resources. The Coast Guard reported about 3,100 gallons entered Fidalgo Bay, about 80 miles north of Seattle.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#31 Apr 20, 2013
Anti-Bullying wrote:
Obama cares so much about the environment and taking on unscrupulous businesses that he gave Solendra 500 billion and did nothing to enforce regulations at this plant. It would be a funny joke if the blast hadn't killed 40 and injured hundreds more while devastating an entire town. Obama's actions have had bloody repercussions this week. First, the Boston Marathon bombings; now this tragedy. As Jeremiah Wright said, the chickens have come home to roost.
Maybe you didn’t get the memo… those chickens came home to roost with a landslide victory in 2012 for Obama. And that memo also said that Solyndra was a no go as far as having had an impact on the election.
But hey, there’s always 2016 right… right? Oh wait a minute…

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#32 Apr 20, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe you didn’t get the memo… those chickens came home to roost with a landslide victory in 2012 for Obama. And that memo also said that Solyndra was a no go as far as having had an impact on the election.
But hey, there’s always 2016 right… right? Oh wait a minute…
2% of the popular vote is not a landslide, dkhead. Neither is demorats voting more than once....

Solyndra had a big effect on the taxpayers, why you lost big time in 2010 and noblumber hasn't been able to pass shit since! LMAO

You're not getting the memo from the Hispanic National Republican Assembly which are pointing out the coming costs of nobamacare tax to hispanic workers......LMAO

Get ready for oblumber to be schooled in 2014, peanut.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#33 Apr 20, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe you didn’t get the memo… those chickens came home to roost with a landslide victory in 2012 for Obama. And that memo also said that Solyndra was a no go as far as having had an impact on the election.
But hey, there’s always 2016 right… right? Oh wait a minute…
Please tell us more about the "right wing" Boston bombers, sherlock holmes!! LMAO

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#34 Apr 20, 2013
Anti-Bullying wrote:
Obama cares so much about the environment and taking on unscrupulous businesses that he gave Solendra 500 billion and did nothing to enforce regulations at this plant. It would be a funny joke if the blast hadn't killed 40 and injured hundreds more while devastating an entire town. Obama's actions have had bloody repercussions this week. First, the Boston Marathon bombings; now this tragedy. As Jeremiah Wright said, the chickens have come home to roost.
Gee, you're only off by a factor of 1,000 concerning the Solyndra loan. It was $500 million, not billion.

As for the Texas plant, it was the local and state agencies that had responsibilty for it. and we all know Texas is a business.industry friendly state that has minimal gov't regulation.

The EPA doesn't monitor or regulate ammonium nitrate, that's the job of state of Texas.

oh and then there is that little fact that the owners didn't report they had 270 tons of Ammonium Nitrate to DHS, but they did report it to a couple of Texas state agencies...
so blame Perry....

You're probably someone who gave George W Bush a pass for the attack of 9/11 even though he was warned about an impending attack on numerous occassions, the last of which was just a month before. There were plenty of indications about 9/11 that had they been investigated it might not have happened, unlike the Boston Marathon attack, with no warning signs

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#35 Apr 20, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
Gee, you're only off by a factor of 1,000 concerning the Solyndra loan. It was $500 million, not billion.
As for the Texas plant, it was the local and state agencies that had responsibilty for it. and we all know Texas is a business.industry friendly state that has minimal gov't regulation.
The EPA doesn't monitor or regulate ammonium nitrate, that's the job of state of Texas.
oh and then there is that little fact that the owners didn't report they had 270 tons of Ammonium Nitrate to DHS, but they did report it to a couple of Texas state agencies...
so blame Perry....
You're probably someone who gave George W Bush a pass for the attack of 9/11 even though he was warned about an impending attack on numerous occassions, the last of which was just a month before. There were plenty of indications about 9/11 that had they been investigated it might not have happened, unlike the Boston Marathon attack, with no warning signs
Bush got the same warnings as Clinton did..........Clinton got more attacks under al queda than Bush..so he attacked Mt. Carmel and Rugy Ridge.........that really fkn helped didn't it???

"Al queda plans to attack Amreica..." When, how, where wasn't known...same memo Clinton recieved, passed on to Bush.

"Plenty of investigations by whom??????? Gore was assigned by Clinton to head al queda investigations after US Embassy bombings........Nada!! Nothing......then the Air Force Barracks...then the USS Cole.....nothing.

The EPA and OSHA inspected the pant in West many times, already proven...a fire was caused by welding or some other as of yet unknown source...a volunteer fireman probably sprayed water on the ammonnia nitrate which shouldn't be done and bang.

It was a tragedy and neither Bush nor Perry should be blemed and measures should be taken to prevent it again, like it's done afer industrial accidents in all 50 states.

You're attempt at further liberal propaganda of a tragedy is crap.

You left out failed Fisker by nobama.....another 500 million, Nevada Geothermal....another 250 million and several more not to include the failed shovel ready and cash for clunkers. Typical liberal bullshit.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#36 Apr 20, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
The Administrators in Texas are opposed to safety regulations and oversight of Industry.
I would imagine the decision makers in Texas are rethinking the idea of succession now that the State can't handle the recent events and catastrophe.
How is the State's response going? The last word is there was a media blackout in the disaster area, reporters are being denied access to report on the issues. Keep residents off television to shape the story as they deem fit to create some mythical perception.
The TexASS response. The usual teabag Repub hypocrite response. Waa Waa Waa, We're going to secede, but first, send us federeal help.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#37 Apr 20, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
A. There is no talk of secesion from the majority of Texans, moron. You have people in your state that speaks of it. There is no medial blackout you lying scum..it's on CNN, Fox, MSNBC and others. There are bodies in the blast area and reporters are kept out of there only for now.
B. You're not a very good liar...
C. The states response has been overwhelming with money, blood donations, food, rv's and many other items for the town residents.
D. You're proof that scum liberals will use any tragedy for your propaganda....go outside to your sandbox and play go scrw yourself, boy.
Wouldn't have been better to have 'over-regulated' the company

OSHA last inspected Texas fertilizer plant in 1985
www.huffingtonpost.com/.../us-plant-explosion... ?...
..

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#38 Apr 20, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>The TexASS response. The usual teabag Repub hypocrite response. Waa Waa Waa, We're going to secede, but first, send us federeal help.
Brilliant typical mykro response.........an IQ like yours should also have a low voice.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#39 Apr 20, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
<quoted text>
Wouldn't have been better to have 'over-regulated' the company
OSHA last inspected Texas fertilizer plant in 1985
www.huffingtonpost.com/.../us-plant-explosion... ?...
..
EPA and OSHA in 2006 and 2011.....

It was a fire, sources think a weldere and early reports say that a volunteer fireman sprayed water on nitate........sad but deadly, but not fodder for screwball leftists.

Don't go for everything huffington posts says.........a bit one sided.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#40 Apr 20, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
<quoted text>
Wouldn't have been better to have 'over-regulated' the company
OSHA last inspected Texas fertilizer plant in 1985
www.huffingtonpost.com/.../us-plant-explosion... ?...
..
You are seeing the results of over regulation in California.........bankruptcy. ..

Investigations will take place and mistakes corrected...just like industrial accidents in all 50 states. But you know the left...any tragedy for propaganda..

Try to keep up.

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