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Magnesium Plant Fire (Cleveland): Felt 'round the County!

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Chuck C, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. Chuck C

    Chuck C Cinematographer

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    Was anyone affected by the Garfiled Hts magnesium plant fire? We live 15-20 miles from the site and one explosion shook our house...enough to rattle the patio door ever so slightly. Probably the same explosion that blew out windows from 2,000 feet away! Here's the new article for anyone interested:

    http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_fullstory.asp?id=14078

    You can't put that stuff out with water either, and it has been raining all night!
     
  2. JustinCleveland

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    Wow, I hadn't heard about that. Didn't make national news this morning. It's pretty intense!
     
  3. Mike Voigt

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    Rain made it worse - the stuff reacts with water.
     
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    Magnesium burns very brightly, too -- that's why it's used in fireworks.
     
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    i saw the sky all lit up while driving to my girlfriends house...
     
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    I haven't seen anything on this story either,usually the news jumps on this kind of story. It sounds like it was quite an explosion and an ongoing dangerous situation. Keep us informed.
     
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    It made the national news this evening. Quite the weenie roast. [​IMG]
     
  8. Chuck C

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    the fire was still smoldering as of this afternoon (12/30)...

    I read the Plain Dealer (cle newspaper) article, and I guess this place had a history of small fires, thousands of dollars of safety inspection fines, and one death back in 1991.
     
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    Got a chuckle out of this quote:



    No more toxic then, say C02 gas. Just flammable as all hell when exposed to oxygen. As long as you have a supply of air you can be surrounded by cubic MILES of the stuff and it would not have any TOXIC effects. Watch out for sparks and leaks though....
     

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