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.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

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Jesus Christ people actually read those? :icon_cool
Oh they're fascinating. I had all my coworkers scared to death of one sheet which sounded like instant death if they were ever exposed to it. Turned out to be the MSDS for Clorox bleach.