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Old 05-05-2010, 11:36 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Now called the "Age" Refinery just south of SE Military Dr. on S. Presa (181 south).The old Howell Refinery was ground zero of a tanker explosion today. We heard the explosion and a few minutes later saw a black plume from about 2 miles away. This occurred shortly before noon today on the city's South East side!! Here's KSAT 12's report.
Tanker Truck Explodes!!! (http://www.ksat.com/news/23461833/detail.html - broken link)
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:43 AM
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That place used to be Sigmor Shamrock' s refinery originally, I think, but not sure. It's older than dirt!
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Yeah, you can see the smoke plume from Security Hill on Lackland...
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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That place used to be Sigmor Shamrock' s refinery originally, I think, but not sure. It's older than dirt!
No it was the "Howell" Refinery .. Sigmor Shamrock's Refinery or truck loading facility is out 281 South (Roosevelt) near Losoya cut off!!
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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I was able to see the smoke plume all the way from Bulverde just about 30 minutes ago! You just see a massive black cloud coming form a single point on the ground far away.
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I wondered what the heck that was. I was at Lowe's at Westover Marketplace.
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:27 PM
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KSAT says Brooks City-Base is being evacuated.

They're on live now. Here's a link to the live feed (http://www.ksat.com/video/22722763/index.html - broken link) for those at work or away from SA.
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:33 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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KSAT says Brooks City-Base is being evacuated.

They're on live now. Here's a link to the live feed (http://www.ksat.com/video/22722763/index.html - broken link) for those at work or away from SA.
Yeah, that seems like overkill. It's almost a mile down the road...
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:40 PM
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Yeah, that seems like overkill. It's almost a mile down the road...
Fire chief just said there's naphtha and jet fuel, among other things, in the tanks at that facility. Naphtha's a carcinogen.
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Yeah, I was in the middle of moderating a webinar and my speaker's office is in that immediate area. He got knocked off the webinar, then called on his cell to tell us that they'd lost power and were being evacuated. My poor participants didn't know what the heck to think. And now we have to reschedule his program.

I understand one person has died?
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