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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:17 PM

Reports Of An Explosion At The Marathon Detroit Refinery

Source: WWJ

DETROIT (WWJ) – BREAKING – WWJ listeners report that there has been an explosion at the Marathon Detroit Refinery.

Reports of the explosion came in from several listeners to WWJ Newsradio 950 and it appears that one of the tankers on the site may have exploded.

Marathon Detroit Refinery told WWJ that they were trying to get the situation under control but could not comment further.

The refinery is on the borderline of Melvindale – the fire department there said they have not been asked to respond as the explosion took place within the refinery. A HazMat team has been dispatched from the Detroit Fire Department and is on the scene.

Read more: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/04/27/reports-of-an-explosion-at-the-marathon-detroit-refinery/



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Bosonic Apr 2013 OP
love_katz Apr 2013 #1
wordpix Apr 2013 #18
KoKo Apr 2013 #2
kestrel91316 Apr 2013 #3
SpartanDem Apr 2013 #4
galileoreloaded Apr 2013 #5
bluedigger Apr 2013 #6
Name removed Apr 2013 #7
AtheistCrusader Apr 2013 #11
Name removed Apr 2013 #12
bluedigger Apr 2013 #14
Name removed Apr 2013 #15
Bosonic Apr 2013 #8
hog Apr 2013 #9
SheilaT Apr 2013 #10
1gobluedem Apr 2013 #13
MrScorpio Apr 2013 #16
Thor_MN Apr 2013 #17

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:30 PM

1. Yeah, let's just de-regulate everything.

Great idea.

I realize we don't know what is going on here, yet. But I wouldn't be surprised if it was more of that don't-interfere-with-bidness Republican deregulation.

I very much hope that no one was hurt.

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Response to love_katz (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 10:29 AM

18. and cut more $ for OSHA so they can inspect once every 50 years instead of 25

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:31 PM

2. Doesn't look good....but awaiting UPDATES..

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:42 PM

3. This obviously happened because there are TOO MANY safety regulations

 

being imposed on the poor widdle oil companies.

The solution is complete deregulation. And give them moar gunz while we're at it.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:55 PM

4. Fire at Marathon refinery in Detroit; Partial evacuation of Melvindale residents

Detroit firefighters say diesel fuel in a tanker at the Marathon Refinery on Fort street is on fire. Smoke can be seen for miles around and air quality concerns have forced officials to evacuated residents near the fire.
Firefighters have two trucks at the scene streaming water and two trucks streaming foam.
Hazmat is also on the scene.

The City of Melvindale is ordering a partial evacuation of the city due to the refinery fire. They are concerned about air quality from the fire.
The city is asking all residents between Wall Street and I-75 to leave their homes. Residents can head to the Melvindale Ice Arena for further instructions from Police. Police are currently going door to door to get residents out.
Witnesses tell 7 Action News they felt the explosions from two blocks away.

Michigan State Police have closed ramps from I-75 to Schaefer in both directions.


Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/detroit/smoke-pouring-from-marathon-refinery#ixzz2Ri9iLn86


map of the area: http://goo.gl/maps/hQNCI

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Response to SpartanDem (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:57 PM

5. diesel doesnt just go boom

 

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:22 PM

6. This will be a good excuse to raise gas prices for the summer driving season.

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:35 PM

11. It's an observation. One with historical precedent.

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:09 PM

14. "no injuries have been reported"

People die from high gas prices, too. Thank you for your concern and welcome to DU.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:10 PM

8. Police Give ‘All Clear’ After Mandatory Evacuation Due To Explosion At Marathon Refinery

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - 8:37 P.M. Police in Melvindale are giving residents the ‘all clear’ to return to their homes after a mandatory evacuation order was issued due to an explosion at a near-by oil refinery.

A spokesman for Marathon Petroleum says no injuries have been reported after a fire broke out at a refinery in Detroit.

Shane Pochard tells The Associated Press the fire occurred Saturday evening in one of the small tanks at the Marathon Petroleum refinery. He says the fire has been put out. Pochard says there are no reports of any injuries to employees or contractors.

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/04/27/reports-of-an-explosion-at-the-marathon-detroit-refinery/

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:13 PM

9. mrhog

 

This is why the Canadians don't want to refine their tar sands oil in Canada.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:17 PM

10. And no Detroit stations seem to be airing coverage of this.

 

Since I don't have a TV, whenever there's some kind of breaking news I count on local stations to go to live streaming coverage. Maybe this really is relatively trivial. Maybe Saturday evening is usually slow enough that none of the stations have the staff to do this.

But slightly odd, I think.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:41 PM

13. Fire is out, according to the Free Press

No injuries, it was quickly contained.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 02:32 AM

16. We lost a baseball?!? nt

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 08:16 AM

17. I imagine this will be felt at the pumps?

 

All of the oil companies will need multiple, multiple billions of dollars to repair the damage to the one tanker owned by one company...

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