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Hovensa vapor cloud

 
chefnoah
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I work very close to Hovensa and their siren has been going off for about an hour now. Guess there's a vapor cloud (more than normal) that's caused enough concern to close down surrounding traffic. Supposedly the winds will take it west. So, don't go west 😉

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Topic starter Posted : September 22, 2009 3:24 pm
DixieChick
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whats in the vapor cloud that we could breath??

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Posted : September 22, 2009 4:07 pm
mminstx
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I had heard they were doing a test emergency today, which in all good sense they should make public

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Posted : September 22, 2009 4:30 pm
chefnoah
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Well, it's all done now. They usually run a test on Wednesday, but we were surprised by the Tuesday alarm. I hope it was just a test!

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Topic starter Posted : September 22, 2009 4:34 pm
AllMashUp
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Tests of the sirens occur every Wed. at 12:15. This morning an evacuation drill was ran without the sirens afterwards the vapor cloud siren (a long steady tone versus the short blasts of the fire alarm) was activated due to a release. The event did not create any detectable concentrations of hazardous vapors beyond the Hovensa fenceline, in fact concentrations were minor even ten yards downwind of the affected unit.

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Posted : September 22, 2009 10:46 pm
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