That happened in 1947 with a ship carrying fertalizer. It began to smolder so the dock workers inundated it with water. Destoyed half of Texas City.Originally Posted by [b
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It's funny you bring that up. I work at Sterling Chemicals, which is the old Monsanto site. In other words I work on the very site in which the explosion in 1947 occured. Those docks are now the very same docks I see on a daily basis.
At any rate at BP there are 14 confirmed loss of life, so far. Several more in critical, some with burns over 90% of their body. There is a team coming in today totry to determine cause, but that can take up to a year. The F.B.I. has come and gone so I believe at this point terrorism has been ruled out. The unit produced an octain enhancer, so it is directly related to gas. Also that site produces 3% of the U.S. gasoline on a daily basis.