Texas oil refineries, a White Van, and Al Qaeda

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Sat Jul 24 17:55:21 PDT 2004

"Tyler Durden" <camera_lumina at hotmail.com> writes:

>*: A year or two ago someone posted about the blow up of Texas City back in
>the early 1950s. 


>Apparently, some kind of tanker hit something else and set of a chain
>reaction killing thousands and wiping out the town

After several earlier events (the biggest being Oppau in Germany in 1921,
which left a crater the size of a city block), fire safety folk were given an
incentive to discover the true chemistry of ammonium nitrate.  Google for
"Texas city" + Grandcamp (the ship carrying the ammonium nitrate) for the full


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