NHK: Another Mitsui chemical plant had trouble BEFORE multiple explosions — All plants were halted at time of blasts (VIDEO)

Published: April 22nd, 2012 at 12:32 pm ET
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Title: Chemical plant blast kills one worker
Source: NHK
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012 11:00 +0900 (JST)

Mitsui Chemicals says the explosions occurred while the operation of all plants was halted after trouble at another plant on Saturday night.

Watch the report here

Title: Chemical Plant Blast Kills 1, Injures 17 People in Japan
Source: RIA Novosti
Date: 11:54 22/04/2012

Mitsui Chemicals has said production at the plant was halted on Saturday after trouble at another plant, which helped avoid large casualties.

Read the report here

Published: April 22nd, 2012 at 12:32 pm ET
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35 comments to NHK: Another Mitsui chemical plant had trouble BEFORE multiple explosions — All plants were halted at time of blasts (VIDEO)

  • ncmissouri

    I'm no expert, but the Japanese people have just gone from bad to dead. How many more catastrophes can they stand?

  • StillJill StillJill

    Ever played dominoes before?

  • girlygrrll

    Is this a good time to wish everyone a Happy Earth Day?

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      It always is – happy Earth Day!
      And no worries – as long as Alaska has cold winters, there's no need to become alarmist –

      right? 😉

      *peace

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        Same to you guys!! HAPPY HOPPY EARTHDAY!

        She's Alive… Beautiful… Finite… Hurting… Worth Dying for.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeXdv-uPaw

        "Good night and good luck Clusterfuk­ushima"
        Keith Olbermann

      • I wonder if Paul Revere was considered a 'fear monger'?

        * "…And so through the night went his cry of alarm
        To every Middlesex village and farm,
        A cry of defiance and not of fear,
        A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door
        And a word that shall echo forevermore!
        For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,
        Through all our history, to the last,
        In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
        The people will waken and listen to hear…"

        I can almost hear the hoof beats.

        *excerpt from Paul Revere's Ride (H. W. Longfellow)

    • hbjon hbjon

      Whose day is it to be funny? Get a hold of me. I've some good material.

      • StillJill StillJill

        Too bloody funny, hbjon! Was thinking the same thing yesterday,…whoever they have writing for Jon Stewart, Steve Cobert, etc,….really should have to work for free anymore. This stuff writes it'self!

  • Hear them say it, all the dead whales and other animals in every corner of the earth !

    http://mass-animal-death.beforeitsnews.com/

  • bigfatscaryman sdyogini

    I think it's about time to say "goodbye Earth in the 3 dimension" Hello to whatever's on the other side of this gigantic rip we are shredding into this space time continuum…

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      BOOM! I expect it to EXPLODE into millions of pieces SOON. Look at what we've done to it. so sad.

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    "Hope is not what we find in evidence.
    It is what we become in our actions."

    Small Planet Institute dot com

  • aigeezer aigeezer

    "Mitsui Chemicals says the explosions occurred while the operation of all plants was halted after trouble at another plant on Saturday night."

    There are variations of this part of the story all over the Net right now, but not one of them addresses:

    1. Why were other plants shut down?

    2. What kind of event could cause Mitsui to order shutdown of all its plants?

    3. What was the "trouble" that caused the first plant shutdown?

    … and so forth.

    My instinct is that the main story is somewhere in those kinds of questions (that nobody asks or answers yet).

    • cossack55

      STUXNET on the loose?

      • aigeezer aigeezer

        Interesting guess, cossack55. I can't find any evidence that Mitsui uses Siemens (STUXNET target) equipment, but who knows? It could be something like that. Lots of possibilities.

        The media silence is interesting. For some categories, such as threatening phone calls or blackmail attempts, they usually announce it early on. When everyone is silent like this it just fuels suspicion of all sorts of things.

      • NoNukes NoNukes

        The Stuxnet narrative hasn't captured my imagination so far, but, really, WHY shut down all of the plants because of trouble at one?

        It would neatly explain why the NPPs were shut down in Japan, and now these "chemical" plants.

    • I wonder…Professional negligence could mean a lot of things.

      Here's some speculation.

      An incorrect chemical could have been substituted into the processing stream, introduced into the process simultaneously at multiple plants…overpressure alarms started going off…engineers realized they had a big problem…shutting down the affected plants…but not undoing the mistake.

      Just a guess, though.

      • Zombo,
        I think More likely because system had been shut down something overcooked, chemical reaction took place most likely starting with a fire from chemical heat build up !

    • aigeezer aigeezer

      "after a facility responsible for supplying steam to the factory unexpectedly stopped, operations at about 70 percent of its plants were suddenly halted."

      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120422002576.htm

      This is the first answer I've found as to why the plants were halted. I have no idea what it means. Can anyone make sense of it?

      • Plant manager Shigeru Hara said the accident occurred at a plant manufacturing resorcin, a material for making an adhesive agent commonly used in tire production.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resorcin

        According to Hara, after a facility responsible for supplying steam to the factory unexpectedly stopped, operations at about 70 percent of its plants were suddenly halted.
        ~~~
        If steams was being used to manufacture and shut off, something cooking (chemicals) possibly could not be moved or ejected causing a problem !

  • StillJill StillJill

    Is it possible that all of the HIGHLY charged isotopes ALL OVER THE GLOBE are mixing with chemicals and going 'Boom'?

    • harengus_acidophilus

      Sorry, but why do you ask such a question?
      You are one of the early users of this site, but it seems, it hasn't had any learning effect about science basics to you. More general: if an engaged person like you after one year of information don't get the difference between chemistry and physics, how can "John Doe" who only get "informed" by MSM ever understand whats going on?

      h.

      • harengus_acidophilus,
        There is NO NEED to Berate someone for asking a question, or presenting an hypothesis, you'd been best to not say anything !

        Do feel like you are Superior now ?

        • harengus_acidophilus

          My question is: why this question?
          I don't understand this, because I've had learned a lot in this year.
          The situation is a horrible one, sure, but additional (baseless) fear helps no one. Maybe you ask to feel superior, i'm asking only if I don't understand what really the point is.

          Is it wrong?

          h.

  • Jebus Jebus

    50 years…. Silent Spring…. What hve we learned???
    She tried. One Woman, against the World. Against a stream of toxins.
    Little did she know what was to come. A tsunami of toxins and radionuclides… What have we learned??? We have Earth Day!
    Rachel Carson is crying right now. She is with Mother Earth, pleading for help. Are we going to help? Are we just going to succumb to the tsunami? What have we learned???
    🙁
    What path will we take? Can we go back and travel the road not taken? Or have we gone too far? What have we learned???

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk4TzcRO6Hk&feature=related