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If Anything Can Explode, Leak, Contaminate…

Posted by feww on January 12, 2014


Estimated 100,000 HAZMAT storage sites across the U.S. can potentially explode, leak, contaminate the environment—FIRE-EARTH

United States is dotted with an estimated 100,000 HAZMAT storage sites containing one or more of deadly substances including radioactive, biohazardous, toxic, explosive, flammable, asphyxiating, corrosive, oxidizing, pathogenic, or allergenic materials, as well as herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers that don’t fall into those categories.

Some of the substances (hazchems), which include more than 200 types of dioxins, are so lethal that even a small leak into the water supply could kill or permanently harm millions of people, before they are detected.


Tap water in West Virginia counties remains unsafe

Some 300,000 residents in 9 West Virginia counties would be unable to use tap water for drinking, cooking, bathing or washing for days, following the chemical spill that contaminated the Elk River, on January 9.

Governor Tomblin declared a State of Emergency for nine counties on Thursday in Virginia following a major spill of 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol, a chemical used in the coal industry, along the Elk River in Charleston.

Tomblin has urged the residents NOT to use tap water for drinking, cooking, washing or bathing.

The State of Emergency Declaration is for Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam, and Roane counties.  “This declaration follows a notice from West Virginia American Water Company that its water supply had become contaminated.  Residents served by Lincoln PSD, Queen Shoals PSD, Reamer PSD, City of Culloden PSD, and City of Hurricane PSD are also affected.” according to the WV State website.

A DEP spokesperson said the chemical was 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, a “sudsing agent,”  which is used in the processing of coal.

5,000 to 35,000 Gallons Leaked

Gary Southern, President of Freedom Industries, where the leak came from, told reporters he couldn’t say how much of the chemical, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol,  had been leaked, only that it was less than 35,000 gallons.

Gov Tomblin, on the other hand, has stated that only 5,000 gallons of chemical had leaked into Elk River.

A Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) spokesman said the chemical is used a “sudsing agent,”   in the processing of coal. The substance has an odor like licorice or anise.

“Our teams are out and we have employees that have worked this (water) system that are extremely knowledgeable. [They are] out collecting samples and looking at flushing activities at this time,” Jeff McIntyre, president of West Virginia American Water Co, told reporters on Saturday.

“But we are talking days” before water quality meets federally mandated quality standards, Reuters reported McIntyre as saying.

Bottled Water

“As of Saturday, FEMA has delivered approximately 1 million liters of water from its distribution centers in Cumberland and Frederick, Maryland, to the area for use by the state,” said a spokesperson. “FEMA will continue to deliver supplies to the state for distribution, as needed.”

Freedom Industries

The Chemical leak from Freedom Industries occurred upstream of the intake at the Kanawha Valley water treatment—the largest in West Virginia—and has resulted in a tap water ban for at least 100,000 homes and businesses, or about 300,000 people, said West Virginia American Water.

Freedom Industries describes itself as “a full service producer of specialty chemicals for the mining, steel, and cement industries.” The company was founded in 1986 in Charleston, WV, according to the company website.

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Freedom Industries Etowah River Terminal.  The terminal is a liquid bulk storage and distribution facility servicing the Port of Charleston, West Virginia. The terminal is located on the Elk River, 2.5 miles from the Kanawha River in Downtown Charleston. Etowah River Terminal operates 13 bulk tanks with a total liquid storage capacity of 4,000,000 gallons. Source:

The company says it is a “leading producer of freeze conditioning agents, dust control palliatives, flotation reagents, water treatment polymers and other specialty chemicals.”

State of Emergency in West Virginia

Chronology (continued from previous posts)

01-11-14 @ noon

  • To read the proclamation extending the State of Emergency to Cabell, Clay, Logan and Roane counties, CLICK HERE.
  • To read the proclamation declaring a State of Emergency in Boone, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam counties, CLICK HERE.

Developing story …

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Call for Class-action Lawsuit against Google for Internet Censorship

Posted by feww on January 12, 2014

Stop the Ongoing Internet Censorship by continues to filter/ block information posted on FIRE-EARTH

The Forecasts, analysis, views and core ideas posted on this blog are unique to FIRE-EARTH and could potentially save millions of people from harm.

However, based on ongoing observations, we believe is preventing an estimated 99.999685% of the people with access to Internet in the United States from receiving this information.

Millions of others in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and other countries are also prevented from viewing this blog.

We know is responsible for the information denial (as opposed to NSA, to name but one example) because their search engines either do not list FIRE-EARTH posts/pages, or list them in such dismissive manners so as to deter the searchers from clicking on the links.

Based on the above, we believe the readers can and should bring a class-action lawsuit against, which would at least serve to exposing the unethical firm and could potentially lead to a global boycott.

We do NOT underestimate Google’s vast influence over the government branches.

Please see also numerous other entries posted on this blog concerning Google censorship.

To us, it makes very little difference how many people read this blog for reasons that will become clearer in the coming months.

To you, it could mean much, much more!

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IAN Causes Widespread Destruction on Tonga Islands

Posted by feww on January 12, 2014


Super Cyclone IAN destroys or damages 70% of homes in Tonga’s northern islands: Emergency Officials

The massive cyclone, probably the worst to hit Tonga in recorded history, slammed into the northern islands on Saturday on its way to the main island.

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Severe Tropical Cyclone IAN.  IR [BD Enhancement] Satellite Image. Recorded at 02:52UTC on Sunday, January 12, 2014.  Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

Tonga’s director of emergencies has expressed grave concerns for the islands in the Ha’apai island group where communications have been cut, said ABC Australia.

The full extent of damage from the cyclone is not yet known because there is no communication with much of the Ha’apai group of islands, ABC Australia quoted him as saying.

“The picture comes to hand now, it was really bad,” he said.

“I think it was 70 per cent of the housing of the two islands that we have access to now have been affected – destroyed or partially damaged.

“We have got some people sheltered in some of the evacuation centres, buildings and some of the churches.”

The island of Lifuka is reportedly the worst hit area.

IAN has since weakened to a Cat 3 cyclone, moving away from Tonga and out into the ocean.

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Australian Tropical Cyclone Intensity Scale. Copyright: FIRE-EARTH Blog.

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