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OIL DEPOT ABLAZE IN BRITAIN

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Smoke billows after an explosion at a fuel depot in Hemel Hempstead in central England December 11, 2005. A series of explosions and a massive fire erupted at the fuel depot north of London before dawn on Sunday and sent a large column of black smoke into the sky, witnesses said. [Reuters]

 

Large blasts at UK fuel depot an "accident"

 

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (Reuters) - A series of explosions tore through a fuel depot north of London before dawn on Sunday sending flames and a column of black smoke high into the sky in what police said was most probably an accident.

 

"There is nothing to suggest at this stage that this is anything other than an accident, although we are keeping an open mind," a Hertfordshire police spokeswoman said. She also denied earlier reports that a plane had crashed into the depot.

 

The Buncefield oil depot supplies petrol and fuel oils for a large part of southeast England. Oil is brought to the depot, near the town of Hemel Hempstead, in an underground pipeline from tankers unloading on Britain's east coast.

 

"There was an explosion in the vicinity of Buncefield depot at about 0604 GMT, the spokeswoman said. "We have got no figure for casualties. Obviously we are at the scene but it is difficult to gauge because of all the smoke."

 

Several other witnesses reported a series of explosions.

 

Britain has been on edge for further terrorist attacks since four suicide bombers blew themselves up and killed 52 commuters in July in the British capital London but the police statement appeared to rule out any attack for now.

 

The depot is jointly run by oil companies Total and Texaco.

 

"We can confirm reports of an explosion near the terminal ... Firm details about the incident are not yet known. Our first priority is to ensure the safety of all those affected," Ian Hutchinson, a spokesman for Total Oil told BBC Television.

 

Mike Carlish, who lives less than 4 km (3 miles) from the Buncefield depot, near the commuter town of Hemel Hempstead, said he had been woken by a "blinding white flash" that had been powerful enough to knock the plaster off the ceiling in his house a little after 0600 GMT.

 

"Smoke is spiralling over 200 feet into the air. It is not under control," he told Reuters by telephone.

 

Carlish said people lived within two miles of the depot, closer than him. He said police had closed the nearby M1 motorway in both directions.

 

 

Another witness, identified only as Heather, said she heard a loud blast near Hemel Hempstead and could see sheets of flame soaring into the sky.

 

"There is a fuel depot nearby," she told BBC Television. "There are lots of houses damaged."

 

A Reuters witness said the blast was heard as far away as northwest London, 40 km (25 miles) away.

 

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they're saying the blast was heard as far away as france and the netherlands. insanity

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"i can't believe nobody posted this yet"

 

I think everyone has been caught up in Hollowtips "Pedophilia Superthread" most of the day.

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Guest Sparoism

^Ha ha.

 

But, seriously....I smell an Al-Qaida.

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Originally posted by Dr. Dazzle@Dec 13 2005, 12:26 PM

Holy shit, did anyone die?

 

i cant quote the exact figures but i think it was 48 people injured only 2 seriously

which is amazing

its apparently the biggest fire/explosion england has seen since WW2

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OK..call me nuts..but FIRST FRANCE (boom.) then Australia (boom.) NOW THIS SHIT..I think somethings about to go donw mang..

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Haha. I think that's a little late.

But ozone depletion is actually levelling off (as bizarre as that sounds to some).

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Ozone hole is 60 years of perfect conditions away from healing itself, still fucked.

 

This is the largest industrial fire that has ever happened in Europe. I am actually really surprised it wasn't posted, either. I was going to start a thread on it but was side tracked when I got here. Apparently, this shit is so large it can be seen from space.

 

Pollution is a big issue, but not as bad as the pictures appear.

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Originally posted by Mr. ABC@Dec 12 2005, 10:01 PM

 

what's this o-zone you speak of?

 

 

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how can you post news when your busy talking about popping the cherry on a 14 year old.....

 

 

seriously dudes....im a little indignant right now.

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Yea, shits crazy, could see the smoke from my yard in North London.

Just makes you think about the fact that we are so fragile, and that it only takes one fuck up and we are all gone.

Imagine if this had had some gravely serious environmental effects and everyone within a hundred miles was going to die three days later. That would definitely mean me.

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I'm suprised I missed this news by almost a day - I look over the BBC often on a daily basis.

Kind of sucks for those oil companies - it IS a major depot. So you have all kinds of offshore facilities, tankers/shuttles, and what not pumping product into this station, and the majority of the compound goes up. Talk about a major loss.

And BP has a share in this facility.

Conspiracy theories aside, I believe this is the second time this year they (BP) have been hit by a fire/explosion at a facility (the other was in Houston).

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They had a feature on the news with 2 "amatuer documentary makers" (aka 2 guys with a camcorder) who had driven to within 50 metres of the fire after the first explosion. They showed the footage and it was mental. Then they interviewed them and one of them was called Jonny ASH. Made me laugh anyway.

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Haha, god has humour^

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