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  •  There were two schools and (7+ / 0-)

    a nursing home built right next to the fertilizer plant. Everyone over the age of 10 knows that fertilizer plants are dangerous and can explode violently. So here you have a state that elects governments who promise no environmental or safety regulations, and whose citizens build and go to schools next to giant potential bombs. You might feel good if someone goes to jail, but really, isn't this just a case of the predictable becoming reality?

    As sad as this is for the victims, it was almost sure to have occurred. If anything, they are lucky that school was not in session at the time.

    •  Just out of curiousity - since you state (2+ / 0-)
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      Johnny Nucleo, efrenzy

      that this was "almost sure to have occurred", what percent of fertilizer plants blow up?  Just asking what is an "almost surety".

      I, too, am amazed that these things were built across the street from an existing fertilizer facility, though it's not like it was a huge plant with hundreds of workers.  They should not have been there - especially things where less than able-bodied people would have been kept, as in the nursing home and where young kids who might not be ready to respond to an emergency would be housed for several hours a day.  

      I just find the "almost sure" comment a bit of hyperbole.

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