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Posted: 10/13/2004 12:16:10 PM EDT
breaking....
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:17:14 PM EDT
building and debris scattered in a 2-mile radius....

still breaking....

also, there was a bomb threat at a local (5 miles from the arsenal) elementary school today...

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:20:18 PM EDT
explosion at the "I" line building.

no details yet.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:21:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:22:05 PM EDT
damn, hope everyone made it out ok ammo dumps are pretty energetic when they blow
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:23:27 PM EDT
Milan's about 15 miles north of Jackson.

The plant sits on 24000 acres southeast of Milan, immediately east of Hwy. 45, 15 minutes north of I-40.

probably an accident...just heard it mentioned on the radio.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:24:37 PM EDT
I haven't heard a thing about it on tv.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:24:53 PM EDT
injuries confirmed, no fatalities confirmed......

explosion was on the "I" line where they extrude C-4.....


Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:24:54 PM EDT
tagged ...............
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:25:46 PM EDT
Bomb threat was at Medina middle school..no relationship between the 2 yet.



Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:29:17 PM EDT
A local is on the radio explaining how it sounded when the tornado came through the trailer park C-4 explosives work.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:30:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
A local is on the radio explaining how it sounded when the tornado came through the trailer park C-4 explosives work.



ouch
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:34:02 PM EDT
That'll leave a mark!
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:35:02 PM EDT
It WON'T buff right out.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:35:08 PM EDT
Sounds bad. Hope everybody made it out in one piece. Usually someone dies in these things though.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:37:08 PM EDT
2 people reported missing......

....the guy on the radio seemed to know about as much about c4 as I know about nuclear physics.....



turns out the bomb threat was called in by a student wanting fall break to start a little early.

Brilliant, huh?
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:38:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 12:39:18 PM EDT by Stryfe]
I feel sympathetic, no wait...

You mold it, burn it, just don't stamp it.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:47:44 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:51:06 PM EDT
So THAT's what happens when the insurgent mouse pushes the mouse trap onto the C4 production line.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:51:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
turns out the bomb threat was called in by a student wanting fall break to start a little early.

Brilliant, huh?



There's a fall break now too? Fucking kids don't go to school more than 100 days a year any more, I swear.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:52:12 PM EDT
Oh, oh!
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:53:05 PM EDT
Wow something duck tape won't fix.

Hope the 2 were on lunch.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:55:01 PM EDT
My father lives 4 miles NW of Jackson, I'll call him tonight. His wife-to-be worked there a few years back, but was laid off.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:02:20 PM EDT
I go there quite a bit.

BTW,

they pronounce Milan - like MY-LIN, not like in Italy, kinda funny.


Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:03:21 PM EDT
Transmission Towers dropped



Ammo plant explosion.................
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:10:07 PM EDT
Why did the transmission towers drop?

Was it the same reason they did near Milwaukee?

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:13:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Transmission Towers dropped



Ammo plant explosion.................




Explosives plants explode from time to time. We used to have one about 15 miles from here. It blew up so often they bought all the homes within a mile of the plant. Also have an old WWII era arsenal here. It also sits on about 24,000 acres. Everything is spread out because things do go wrong once in a while.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:26:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 7:26:23 PM EDT by Phil_in_Seattle]

Explosion rocks Milan Army Ammunition Plant

The Jackson Sun

An explosion shook the Milan Army Ammunition Plant on Wednesday afternoon. Preliminary reports indicate that at least one person was seriously injured, possibly killed, and two people were unaccounted for, authorities said.

''There's been a reported fatality and two people missing,'' said spokesman Kirk Pickering of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, although Pickering stressed that those reports were ''very'' preliminary and that TEMA was awaiting confirmation of those reports.

Milan Mayor George Killebrew said the explosion happened around 2 p.m. in the ammunition storage area.

''The storage area is kind of isolated from the rest of the arsenal,'' said Killebrew, noting that the plant sits on 22,000 plus acres. ''They don't know how many persons are hurt or injured.

''It wasn't a large number of people there at the time.''

Killebrew also had heard initial reports that two people were missing, and one person was severely injured.

''We sent fire out there to take some radios and equipment,'' he said of the city's response. ''Our police responded as soon we heard about it. We work real closely with folks out there.''

The plant, also known as the Milan Arsenal, was established in 1941. It makes medium caliber ammunition for the Army and employs about 600 workers. It is located on 22,436 acres that sits in Gibson and Carroll counties.

According to The Associated Press, the plant got an $11 million contract in 2003 to load, assemble and pack M918 cartridges, a 40 mm training cartridge used in grenade machine guns.





Not related but it was on another column during my search



An unidentified armed man rushes to the scene after a huge explosion caused by a car bomb rocked central Baghdad, Iraq , in this Oct 12, 2003 file photo. The U.S. command reports that 59 car bombs were detonated or discovered before going off in september 2004, the highest total since the war began. They killed 29 Iraqi and multinational troops, along with scores of civilians. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:30:16 PM EDT
Most plants that make explosives are surrounded by a forest of trees. The trees are there to "absorb" the shockwave. I remember the Alliant Powder(formerly Hercules) powder plant blowing up, it flatten a bunch of trees for something like 1/2 mile radius, the plant was demolished but that was it for the damage, and no one was hurt.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:37:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MMcCall:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
turns out the bomb threat was called in by a student wanting fall break to start a little early.

Brilliant, huh?



There's a fall break now too? Fucking kids don't go to school more than 100 days a year any more, I swear.



There allways was a 'Fall Break'

It used to be called 'Haloween'
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:41:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:
Most plants that make explosives are surrounded by a forest of trees. The trees are there to "absorb" the shockwave. I remember the Alliant Powder(formerly Hercules) powder plant blowing up, it flatten a bunch of trees for something like 1/2 mile radius, the plant was demolished but that was it for the damage, and no one was hurt.



My father commented on this when I talked to him a few minutes ago. He said he didn't hear or feel anything. His step-father was watering his garden and felt it. - He lives 20 miles or so north of Jackson off of I-65.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:43:32 PM EDT
Don't some schools around Jackson go year around?
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 3:45:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 4:00:38 AM EDT by AR15fan]
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 3:59:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:03:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MMcCall:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
turns out the bomb threat was called in by a student wanting fall break to start a little early.

Brilliant, huh?



There's a fall break now too? Fucking kids don't go to school more than 100 days a year any more, I swear.



Actually, on average, kids see more school than you did when you were a kid.

We may have "breaks," but they are very short. A day or two, usually.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:05:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Waldo:


Explosives plants explode from time to time. We used to have one about 15 miles from here. It blew up so often they bought all the homes within a mile of the plant. Also have an old WWII era arsenal here. It also sits on about 24,000 acres. Everything is spread out because things do go wrong once in a while.




I know. Still, it's interesting.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 5:35:15 AM EDT
Too much tannerite?
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