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Colleen

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Pretty much.

I've seen that one floating around a lot. A few family members farther north (like 6hrs north of me) sent it to me asking how my air was. :rofl: I told them it's just some internet bullshit going around.
Yah I get that.. most of the information on social media is questionable lol

That smoke was from satellite with more detailed information iirc (I was high AF when I saw it :rofl: ) I'll see if I can find it
 

Colleen

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Yes, I did. I don't doubt for a second that the area around the accident site is highly contaminated and won't be safe for who knows how long.

But I also don't think there's any way that the contamination is spread over hundreds of miles in all directions. Compared to wildfires that cover many square miles over weeks, this is a small, short duration burn.
But if the wind is taking those particles via wind it coulllldddd possibly spread, no?
 

Rev. Johnny Vegas

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But if the wind is taking those particles via wind it coulllldddd possibly spread, no?
This reminds me much more of incidents near refineries and chemical plants around the Houston Ship Channel, Pasadena, Texas City, Baytown, etc. When those catch on fire, go boom, etc., they're highly concentrated, burn for a relatively short period of time and you absolutely do not want to be anywhere near them in the short term.

But the bulk of Houston, only ~30 miles or so away, is unaffected and goes on with its daily life.

The radius on that picture was 200+ miles in all directions, and you're a fuckload further than that. You're also upwind from East Palestine, so any airborne contaminants would be blowing away from you (this front thats crossing North America right now demonstrates that).
 
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Colleen

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This reminds me much more of incidents near refineries and chemical plants around the Houston Ship Channel, Pasadena, Texas City, Baytown, etc. When those catch on fire, go boom, etc., they're highly concentrated, burn for a relatively short period of time and you absolutely do not want to be anywhere near them in the short term.

But the bulk of Houston, only ~30 miles or so away, is unaffected and goes on with its daily life.

The radius on that picture was 200+ miles in all directions, and you're a fuckload further than that. You're also upwind from East Palestine, so any airborne contaminants would be blowing away from you (this front thats crossing North America right now demonstrates that).
Oh I'm not worried about where I am.. I'm on the west coast lol

But yah.. I think I'm more annoyed that the fuckers who operate things just lobbied government to relax policies on moving chemicals. They won of course and it makes me wonder too if part of the reason the railway union went on strike was because of unsafe rails? @HUGE
 

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How was everyone's weekend?

I need ideas for a new playlits. I've bene listening to country for a few weeks and I think everyone's over it :rofl:
 
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