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BREAKING: Possible Finnish Doom! Danger of disaster at explosives plant - over 2000 evacuated!
07-10-2013, 03:22 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:An as of yet unidentified substance in a waste container unit at the Forcit Vihtavuori explosives plant at Laukaa is believed to have caused a chemical reaction, posing a potential hazard at a facility that manufactures explosives used in mining and blasting.

Containers and warehouses at the site contain explosive equivalent to 11 tons of TNT.

Read more: http://yle.fi/uutiset/danger_of_disaster...ed/6726234

More as this unfolds. They make chemical explosives for military and mining industries. xinhuanet incorrectly reported it as gunpowder.

Here' the company website and products: http://www.forcit.fi/en/

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07-10-2013, 04:25 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,618 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
Yeah my daughter told me she got some emergency message on the phone this morning about it. They've also been broadcasting warning messages over the radio today telling people to stay away from the area.

I remember back in 1976 an ammunition factory some 150 km south of us exploded. And we could hear it. damned.gif

Quote:Lapua is also home to a large ammunition factory, which commenced operations in 1927 as the State Cartridge Factory. This factory was the primary supplier of ammunition to the Finnish Army during the Winter War and World War II. An explosion occurred in a warehouse of this factory on 13 April 1976, resulting in the deaths of 40 employees, mainly females.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapua#Lapua...ge_Factory
07-10-2013, 04:54 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Well the situation is still ongoing. I'm just reading a mind-blowing article where the head of risk management at Forcit says:

"We don't know what's in the container."

It's apparently some waste returned for destruction to the facility by a customer, but they don't know if it's liquid or solid or what the hell it is. Right now they're using a robot (?) trying to cool down the container itself to keep it from reaching critical temperature.

There are 200 such containers in that same location, right next to the warehouse that houses 40 tons of explosives.

Insane damned.gif
07-10-2013, 07:34 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:14,898 Threads:420 Joined:Jun 2012
What's going on with all the negligence in safety in this situation and with other flammable/explosive products and transportation? It's mind boggling. sad2.gif
07-10-2013, 07:57 PM #5
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:8,272 Threads:191 Joined:Feb 2011
well ,,,

if everybody can get out of this without a missing digit

They'll be luckier then the people who the bullets they
make will kill .

Life is soooooooo funny

a person can make bombs for a life's work
and when it comes to danger to them ,,,
they freak .

life's a funny movie

with an Ironic ending
07-10-2013, 09:54 PM #6
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,821 Threads:70 Joined:Feb 2011
This less than an hour ago, "risk decreasing":

http://yle.fi/uutiset/risk_of_explosion_...me/6727869

Doom off?
07-11-2013, 12:54 AM #7
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,618 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
Yes, they cooled the container down enough that it could be moved. The people were allowed back home 3 hours ago.
07-11-2013, 07:33 AM #8
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:8,272 Threads:191 Joined:Feb 2011
now the only thought is ,,,

what favorite program they missed in that three hours lmao.gif



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