(16 June 2011)
"Here's something that may prove to be more than a little disconcerting"
Louisiana chemical plant hit by explosion: local media06/14/11At least four people were injured after a New Iberia, Louisiana, chemical plant was hit by a series explosions late on Tuesday afternoon, according to local media reports.
The blasts took place at the Multi-Chem Group plant in New Iberia, located 78 miles, from Louisiana's capital of Baton Rouge, according to the Daily Iberian newspaper website.Houston-based Multi-Chem, a maker of oilfield production chemicals, has an operations and blend facility in New Iberia, according to the company's website
Louisiana chemical plant fire will be allowed to burn itself out, 1-mile area evacuated 06/15/11
NEW IBERIA, La. - A fire at a southern Louisiana plant where chemicals are blended and stored for oilfield operations was being allowed to burn itself out Wednesday before investigators enter the facility to search for a cause.
Tuesday afternoon's explosion and fire at the Multi-Chem Corp. plant in New Iberia forced residents within a 1-mile radius of the area to evacuate. There were no injuries.
The evacuation remained in effect Wednesday morning. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality staffers at the scene have identified xylene, toluene and methanol among chemicals at the site, department spokeswoman Jean Kelly said. All three can pose health risks.
However, the corporation and the DEQ said air quality measurements in the evacuation area were at safe levels as of Wednesday morning and that air monitoring was continuing.
The driving distance from New Iberia, Louisiana to New Orleans, Louisiana is: 133 miles
Distance from New Iberia, Louisiana to Lake Charles, Louisiana is roughly: 84 miles
Existing locations of U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves are:
- Bryan Mound - Freeport, Texas. 20 caverns with a storage capacity of 254 million barrels (40,400,000 m3) with a drawdown capacity of 1.5 million barrels (240,000 m3) per day.
- Big Hill - Winnie, Texas. Has a capacity of 160 million barrels (25,000,000 m3) with a drawdown capacity of 1.1 million barrels (170,000 m3) per day. This facility is planned to be expanded by 250 million barrels (40,000,000 m3) with a new drawdown capacity of 1.5 million barrels (240,000 m3) per day.
- West Hackberry - Lake Charles, Louisiana. Has a capacity of 227 million barrels (36,100,000 m3) with a drawdown capacity of 1.3 million barrels (210,000 m3) per day.
- Bayou Choctaw - Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Has a capacity of 76 million barrels (12,100,000 m3) with a maximum drawdown rate of 550,000 barrels (87,000 m3). This facility is planned to be expand to 109 million barrels (17,300,000 m3) with a new drawdown capacity of 600,000 barrels (95,000 m3) per day.
There is credible research that puts the New Madrid Earthquake Fault extending all the way to the state of Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico.
Arizona Wildfires are extending to New Mexico. And now Colorado, along with Texas and New Mexico are all trying to extinguish wildfires.
The massive wildfires raging in Arizona expanded and may lead to rolling blackouts across parts of Texas and New Mexico.
How much longer 'til God's Grace is removed from the U.S. and World?
Dennis Ross Forcing 2 States on Israel
06/15/11Top White House Middle East adviser Dennis Ross met Wednesday morning with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) and declared that Israel and the Western-backed Palestinian Authority must accept two states for two people in the Land of Israel, asserting that this is the only framework that the international community will accept.God Bless,Gail