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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Texas City Refinery Erupts Into Deadly Massive Explosion

Texas City Refinery Erupts Into Deadly Massive Explosion (slideshows of damage at the site).

BP Amoco plant, produces about 3% of US total refined product. Several people die.
Emergency crews were going through the rubble, which included more than half-a dozen burned-out vehicles. The Texas City facility is one of five BP refineries in North America. The unit produces 30 percent of BP's North American supply and three percent of the U.S. supply of refined petroleum products.
(source)

My sympathy to the families of the dead, to the injured and their families.

Update: Texas City has seen worse, a noted here, but any such accident is one too many.

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