Plastic plant blew up. - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-24-2004, 08:28 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Posts: 376
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rhalford15 is on a distinguished road
Default Plastic plant blew up.

http://www.sj-r.com/Sections/News/Stories/23303.asp

I was sitting in the back yard of a buddy'* house about a mile and a half away in having a brew or two and we saw this happen. We saw the light first and by the time we had turned around we could see the explosion. Power went off for a few hours houses were evacuated and four people died at the plant. The part of the plant the blew up was the part where the make the PVC. Illinoipolis is probably about 15 minutes away from Springfield. A sad day for Central Illinois .
rhalford15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2004, 10:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Right in front of you
Posts: 7,965
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSE14U24ME is on a distinguished road
Default

Wow, that is sad!
SSE14U24ME is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2004, 10:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Posts: 376
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rhalford15 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SSE14U24ME
Wow, that is sad!
Yep that is a bad deal.
rhalford15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2004, 07:14 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Wheaton, Illinois
Posts: 369
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
NiKo is on a distinguished road
Default

A friend of mine who lives on my floor has a gf who lives in the town where the plant blew up. He was on my cell phone for almost 2 hours trying to find a place for her and her family to stay. All the hotels were booked, but fortunately they finally found one with an opening. It scared the crap out of him. Not literally of course.....
NiKo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2004, 08:46 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Posts: 376
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rhalford15 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NiKo
A friend of mine who lives on my floor has a gf who lives in the town where the plant blew up. He was on my cell phone for almost 2 hours trying to find a place for her and her family to stay. All the hotels were booked, but fortunately they finally found one with an opening. It scared the crap out of him. Not literally of course.....
What was scary was the cops or anyone wouldn't say or didn't know what exactly was burning. We initialy thought it was the FS plant, with anhydrous and all that . But they say it was only Wood and construction material. I feel bad for the families who lost people in the explosion.
rhalford15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2004, 08:48 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ardmore, Oklahoma
Posts: 1,590
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
big_boss2010 is on a distinguished road
Default

scary thing
big_boss2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 described by chief engineer at Oshawa plant niceguy Chevrolet 1 07-30-2011 01:49 AM
wentzville plant ga93sle General GM Chat 3 07-13-2006 08:26 AM
Look at the replacement power plant in this X11 givemebreak Lounge 7 08-26-2004 01:21 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:10 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.