HAPPENING NOW!! Oklahoma City,OK *4th Alarm* Fire/Explosion at Chemical Plant

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What are the chemicals that are used and made at that plant?
 
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It's an oil field services company, Bachman Services. I'm trying to figure out what kind of facility it is, because it's such a broad scope of things that an "oilfield services" company covers.

It could be relatively harmless things like drilling mud or other basic solvents, or highly toxic hydrochloric/sulphuric acid compounds, highly explosive petrochemicals, etc.
 

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It's an oil field services company, Bachman Services. I'm trying to figure out what kind of facility it is, because it's such a broad scope of things that an "oilfield services" company covers.

It could be relatively harmless things like drilling mud or other basic solvents, or highly toxic hydrochloric/sulphuric acid compounds, highly explosive petrochemicals, etc.
they have a shit load of water reactive chems inside and out the fd is reporting
 
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they have a shit load of water reactive chems inside and out the fd is reporting
Sounds like drilling mud:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drilling_fluid

Usually Bentonite. It'll make putting out the fire hard as hell unless they've got something besides water, but it's relatively harmless. It's used by the truck-loads in municipal water treatment.

-But-, there's lots of fraccing substances who are also very water-reactive, and dangerous as hell. After looking up these guys' services offered, though, they seem mostly into work-overs and environmental work, so Bentonite is the best possibility.
 

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If it's just bentonite, you can fight the fire with water. At least according to the MSDS sheet.
 

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Vids aren't working for me.

Edit - KFOR finally gave me a weather map and someone reading teasers for an upcoming news segment on the fire.