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You may want to click on the picture to get the full effect of the distance between Institute (yes, that's a town)
and the road to my house in Charleston.




The Bayer Plant in Institute, WV had a severe explosion last night at about 10:30.

My uncle retired from this plant. I can't remember this plant ever having such a severe incident.

There are photos here.

The plant is "about 12 miles west of downtown Charleston" I felt the blast, and it shook
my apartment building. One man has died (I didn't know him) and one man was
injured so severely they airlifted him to a burn center out of state.

It's a sobering event that has been obscured by the conventions, vice president nominations
"Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the so-called "hockey mom" credited with reforms
of her tiny, out-of-the-way state. (Alaska? TINY? PLEASE!!) Hilary Duff's dad,
andby David Duchovny's sex addiction.

Well, we are West Virginia. Sometimes we just don't qualify for headlines,
unless Chad Pennington leaves the Jets (J-E-T-S, JETS JETS JETS!)
for the Miami Dolphins.

Date: 2008-08-29 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ar-wahan.livejournal.com
Yikes! I'm glad you are OK. Brent OK?

Date: 2008-08-29 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sapphirescarlet.livejournal.com
Oh sure, we're fine and thank you. It was far enough away that we couldn't see the fireball, only feel the boom.

Turns out he attended my mother's church. I'll have to call her.

Date: 2008-08-29 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anita-margarita.livejournal.com
I've seen nothing about this on the news. That bites. Glad you're OK.

Date: 2008-08-29 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sapphirescarlet.livejournal.com
Thank you. Keep an eye out, it might make the news sometime this afternoon or evening. Course, clear out there, who knows.

Date: 2008-08-29 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] almsthvn.livejournal.com
I saw it on CNN this morning - surprising that no one mentioned it at work today, seeins' how we're a chemical company, too.

My prayers are with the friends and family.

Date: 2008-08-30 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sapphirescarlet.livejournal.com
CNN? That's nice to know that SOME one actually covered it.

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