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The PEPCON explosion of 1988 had two explosions. The second explosion had an estimated yield of 1-Kiloton. Fuel - Ammonium Perchlorate.
The Beirut explosion of 2020 had two explosions. The second explosion had an estimated yield of 1.5-Kilotons. Fuel - Ammonium Nitrate
 

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The PEPCON explosion of 1988 had two explosions. The second explosion had an estimated yield of 1-Kiloton. Fuel - Ammonium Perchlorate.
The Beirut explosion of 2020 had two explosions. The second explosion had an estimated yield of 1.5-Kilotons. Fuel - Ammonium Nitrate
I live in Vegas. I was away at College when it happened, but people told me that it picked the road up about three feet close to the plant. It blew windows out of hotels on The Strip. The Strip was about ten miles away. I'm pretty sure that only one person died.
 
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I live in Vegas. I was away at College when it happened, but people told me that it picked the road up about three feet close to the plant. It blew windows out of hotels on The Strip. The Strip was about ten miles away. I'm pretty sure that only one person died.
2 reported deaths with PEPCON. I am sure you all have seen the blast of a U.S. MOAB. That is only = to 11 tons of Trinitrotoluene. Explosions are nasty suckers.
 

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2 reported deaths with PEPCON. I am sure you all have seen the blast of a U.S. MOAB. That is only = to 11 tons of Trinitrotoluene. Explosions are nasty suckers.
If I remember correctly, the headline on the front page of the Las Vegas Review-Journal was, "A Miracle Happened Yesterday!" Because, only two people died. I could've swore it was only one death. Maybe, another person died days later in the hospital.
 
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The Beirut explosion has wide felt consequences. Those silo's Im sure we've all seen right next to the building that exploded were said to contain most of Lebanon's grain supplies for winter. And a couple weeks ago the prime minister and parliament resigned due to complications over the explosion. Lebanon is a mess.
 
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The Beirut explosion has wide felt consequences. Those silo's Im sure we've all seen right next to the building that exploded were said to contain most of Lebanon's grain supplies for winter. And a couple weeks ago the prime minister and parliament resigned due to complications over the explosion. Lebanon is a mess.
Always sad to see destruction like that. Most people don't ever think about the collateral damage or after effects of disasters.

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I hope the people who stored ammonium nitrate in that quantity for that duration understand the fustercluck and lives lost that they've caused. I haven't read on it lately, but had kind of assumed it was fireworks (which burn white hot) next to Ammonium Nitrate (that burns slowly until a certain temperature at which point it detonates). Is that the official response?
 

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I hope the people who stored ammonium nitrate in that quantity for that duration understand the fustercluck and lives lost that they've caused. I haven't read on it lately, but had kind of assumed it was fireworks (which burn white hot) next to Ammonium Nitrate (that burns slowly until a certain temperature at which point it detonates). Is that the official response?
They found 4,000 more pounds of Ammonium Nitrate today in Beruit.
 
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Is this thread meant to focus on that particular incident, or are you looking for random, useless facts?
Random facts... "useless knowledge"
 

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