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The explosion in Texas (USA). Exploded fertilizer plant.

19.04.2013

 

Dozens of fire brigades and hundreds of rescue workers continued their work in the West Texas town. Despite these efforts, put out the flames that engulfed the area where yesterday was a factory producing chemical fertilizers, is not possible. Carried by the wind in the surrounding toxic fumes.

The explosion of fertilizer, according to the latest information, claimed 14 human lives. Local journalists conducted its investigation and provide the following assessment of what happened, an explosion at a chemical plant

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A look Bigfoot

Four years working at BAM. Often went far into the village to Goltz Stanovoi ridge of Mount Aki-chan. Once the freezing of fifty degrees below zero in the mountain glen Aki-chan and Kiki-chan, I made a fire. It was very dark. Campfires lit a small space. Embers of the fire were given the intense heat but little light. Suddenly, behind him, I felt someone's breath with a slight hiss and a very bad smell of rot. Something huge was behind me, very close. I was not sitting sholohnuvshis. In my hands was a large piece of birch bark.

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Flamethrower Southern Military District, embracing new technology

During the field exit flamethrower SOUTH learn new heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A "sun" with a thermobaric shell with extended range, as well as an upgraded rocket infantry flame-thrower increased range and power RPO PDM-A "Bee-M". As the press service of the county, to perform live firing of heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A "sun" on the range Prudboy in the Volgograd region are preparing more than 100 military units SOUTH flamethrower.

Combat crews will work with the march of action, guidelines for the deployment and employment of firing positions, their engineering equipment and disguise, preparing to open fire,

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Fire in Spanish Catalonia completely extinguished

Spanish fire service said Monday on the complete elimination of fire in Catalonia, which killed four people and burned more than 13,000 hectares of land, according to Agence France-Presse, citing an official statement of service.

The largest in Spain over the last 26 years the forest fire started in the northeast of Catalonia on July 22, and only last Tuesday experts managed to localize. Since then a specialist to detect the emergence of new fires.

To fight the fire were involved 25 aircraft and helicopters, and hundreds of local and French firefighters and 200 soldiers.

Victims of disasters have four

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Russian summer 2012: water, fire, and a lot of emergency

Most Russian regions over the last two months of the summer time to experience the extreme weather events. The Krasnodar region hit by the flood, which killed nearly 170 people in the Altai region for the first time in nearly two centuries down the anomalous heat. In a dense shroud of smog from the fires was the Omsk region and its capital, raging forest in the Krasnoyarsk region and the North Caucasus suffered from showers and hail.

On Thursday, there were first estimate the total damage from the flood in the Krasnodar region — regional authorities believe that it was

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The heat in the south of Eastern Siberia in the next few days will weaken — Roshydromet

The heat in the south of Eastern Siberia in the next few days will subside, but in a complex fire situation in the region is almost no effect, told the head of Hydromet Alexander Frolov.

"The heat will weaken in the coming week, but not so much that it can affect the risk of fire. Precipitation will be held only in places," — said Frolov.

In the south of Eastern Siberia for over a month no precipitation remains the hot weather, with temperatures in some places up to 34 degrees. As a result, there remains the highest fire hazard class.

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The area of natural fires in the Khabarovsk region almost halved

The area of forest fires over the holidays fell in the Khabarovsk region from 1.17 to 534 thousand acres, on Wednesday morning in the province reported 11 outbreaks of fire, which is twice less than in the pre-holiday, said the regional government.

"Currently, three of the 11 outbreaks of fire contained. Extinguishing forest protection employed 139 employees and 14 vehicles. From the air, the fire eliminate the AN-2 aircraft and two Mi-8 helicopters. Cope with natural disasters firefighters are planning for a day" — quoted by the press office of the chief of department of forest resources and the protection

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Egypt: meteor rain burned the village?

16.07.2004

16.07.2004

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In several villages in southern Egypt for some unknown reason, at the same time about 100 houses were burned. The result left homeless several hundred local residents, many of whom were burned.

According to numerous eyewitnesses, on rooftops, in which peasants dried dung used in these areas

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Wildfires in Russia this year could start earlier than usual

MOE estimates that natural fires in five federal districts (FD) of the country in 2013 may begin earlier than usual.

In recent years, the number of natural hazards and major technological disasters is growing. Disaster risks arising from global climate change, and economic activity are a significant threat to the population and the economy.

According to MOE, in areas of possible impact of the damaging factors in accidents at critical and potentially dangerous objects are more than 90 million Russians, or 60% of the population.

The annual economic cost (direct and indirect) from emergencies of various kinds can reach 1.5-2%

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What determines the effectiveness of automatic weapons fire?

Earlier, in his article «On certain» shortcomings «Yarygin pistol and their causes» director of «Polygon» Alexander Petrov touched on assessment of individual models of small guns. In it, he spoke about how unprofessional approach and made this the basis of unfounded conclusions without full consideration of all features may be adversely affected by the following «destiny» certain standard tools. Continues to address the subject, the article AA Catch, in which the creator gives his outlook about the highest rate of fire and low accuracy of automatic guns, the comparative evaluation of automatic and non-automatic guns. Application of a firearm

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