Explosions at Eastman Chemical in Kingsport

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  1. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    2 explosions at Eastman Chemical Co. in Kingsport. Reportedly in the Coal Gasification area.
     
  2. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Am going to post scattershot texts I'm getting.
     
  3. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    -I (me) heard them & I'm 15 miles away or so.

    - And I'm inside too. They just announced that ALL students & staff are to not go outside the building for any reason.....

    - Dobyns-Bennett & all Kingsport City schools have been instructed to shelter in place. Area homes have been advised to shelter in place as well and turn off all HVAC units due to possible chemical release.
     
  4. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Wife is a nurse at the local hospital. They are on alert.

    Explosion in the Coal Gasification area of the plant. I (me again) talked to one of my best friends who is a PhD chemist at the company. He's saying no injuries reported yet, but chemicals are venting into open atmosphere. Says looks like they got lucky.
     
  5. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Text from a friend:


    Major hazardous vapor release per an employee.....
     
  6. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Stay inside
     
  7. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Where are you hearing no AC?
     
  8. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Don't have to worry about that. Contemplating raiding my extensive duct tape stash (I teach STEM remember) to seal all doors...
     
  9. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    WJHL
     
  10. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    And a statement from Eastman.
     
  11. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Ok. Just showed a map on WJHL of the area advised to turn off HVAC. Might be kn their website & could be helpful. I'm outside the no HVAC area.
     
  12. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    I would think South winds would put my area in the clear.
     
  13. gcbvol

    gcbvol Fabulous Moderator

    I'd guess Sullivan South/Colonial Heights is in the no HVAC zone. Coal gasification is very close if I recall correctly.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2017
  14. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Yes
     
  15. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Given the all clear where I'm at. Not sure about other places.
     
  16. rbroyles

    rbroyles Chieftain

    Watching videos of the explosion, and hard to believe there were no injuries.
     
  17. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Update:

    Shelter in placeg no HVAC inside plant & a 1/2 mile radius of explosion. All vehicle & pedestrian traffic shut down within 1/2 mile of explosion.

    Per Kingsport PD via WSXM
     
  18. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    It's odd at times. Several years ago, I worked at a plant where there was an explosion in an operating unit. It was nowhere near the magnitude of this one, but it was still pretty ugly. Just by chance one of the operators took his samples a few minutes earlier than usual that night. Otherwise, he would have been pretty close to getting caught up in the blast.

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  19. farmersdaughter

    farmersdaughter Active Member

    Sounds like the issues (different type of chemical explosion) my area is having with Wacker chemical here
     
  20. MWR

    MWR Contributor

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