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Texas History Man Made Disasters

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Richard Kern

on 30 November 2016

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Transcript of Texas History Man Made Disasters

Texas History
Man Made Disasters

Texas Wildfires
West, Texas Explosion
Oil Spills
Texas City Explosion
The Port Arthur Oil Spill happened on January 23, 2010
About 42,000 gallons of oil spilled into the water
On June 8, 1990 the Norwegian oil tanker, the Mega Borg had an explosion in the pump room of the Mega-Borg.
Thousands of firefighter help to battle the fires.
The dangers can be catastrophic
Aircraft are often brought in to fight the larger fires.

1,600 Texas homes were engulfed in a raging wildfire in September 2011, the worst in Texan history.
In 2011, 27,976 fires burned 3,959,040 acres of Texas.
The US Army and Air Force often help battle the fires.
It is not known what caused the fire.
The explosion occurred about 7:50:38 p.m.
A neighboring 50-unit two-story apartment building was destroyed.
A fertilizer plant in West, Texas caught fire on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
It exploded as firefighters were attempting to douse the flames.
Fifteen people were killed in the explosion, including 12 first responders.
West Fire Department Truck Destroyed by blast.
Over two hundred were injured.
The attacks resulted in the deaths of 2,996 innocent people.
2,606 people died when the towers fell.
60 passengers and crew were killed onboard United Flight 175.
40 passengers and crew were killed onboard United Flight 93.
59 passengers and crew were killed onboard American Flight 77.
9-11 Attacks
87 passengers and crew were killed onboard American Flight 11.
They drop special firefighting chemicals and water.
The Texas City disaster of April 16, 1947 was the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history.
It was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions.
At least 581 people were killed, including all but one member of the Texas City fire department.
This is the French ship that was carrying 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate that detonated
President George Bush visited Ground Zero and made a declaration...
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