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Crawford Texas and surrounding areas evacuated due to chemical spill from train derailment September 19, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.

Just local news right now, and this story doesn’t mention the town evacuating, but that information is in a marquee scrolling on the screen while some dorky show is on (NCIS I think).

Don’t know yet how/whether this is affecting Bush’s Crawford home.  I’m sure we’ll all be hearing about it soon.

Unidentified chemical, up to 30 cars derailed.  Residents are gathering at the local high school football field while hazmat teams, firemen, and sheriff’s deputies evaluate the scene.

I see the hand of Rove.

UPDATE: 8:15pm CDT.  Downtown Crawford, everyone within a mile half-mile radius evacuated (to community center and elementary school, not the HS football field.  Leaves out the Bush ranch.  12-14 cars, some kind of pesticide. 

UPDATE: 10:05pm CDT.  Situation under control, people being let home.  23 cars, 2 dumped lost/leaked chemicals, one was granular pellets, the other a liquid (ethylanolymine, caustic.. an ingredient in Drano according to HazMat guy being interviewed), which formed a cloud, which got authorities busy protecting the nice folks of Crawford Texas.



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Apparently it was carrying pesticides, which of course are plenty toxic in bulk….

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4. genghis - September 19, 2006

I see the hand of PAC-10 officiating crews in this.

5. Michael - September 20, 2006

which got authorities busy protecting the nice folks of Crawford Texas.

Couldn’t they, like, “forget” to warn Cindy Sheehan?

6. ronnie clough - September 22, 2006

maybe cindy sheehan did it so we will forget about the war on terrorism!!!!!

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