Federal Report on Deadly Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Finds Similar Threat Exists Statewide

Brendan O'Connor · 01/31/16 10:44PM

In 2013, fifteen people were killed and more than 260 injured after a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, exploded. Investigators still have not determined the cause of the fire that triggered the explosion, but a federal report released last week found that 19 plants in Texas alone are located in similarly dangerous proximity—less than half a mile—to schools, nursing homes, and housing.

Damn, Look at This Huge Explosion

Sam Biddle · 02/25/15 06:08PM

Damn. Look at this. Yesterday a Stafford Township, New Jersey house filled with gas from a broken main, and then exploded. God damn. Look at this mother blow. It's a freaking big explosion, from gas.

Holy Shit, All the Fireworks Went Off at Once

Jay Hathaway · 11/14/14 01:15PM

This video, shot earlier this year in Italy and uploaded today by a pyrotechnics enthusiast, shows what happens when an entire fireworks display accidentally goes up at once. To sum up: Holy shit. You'll want to turn the volume down a little bit for this one.

Sarah Hedgecock · 03/31/14 09:46AM

A South Korean marine LVT-7 landing craft sails to shore through a smoke screen during the U.S.-South Korea joint landing exercise on Monday. North Korea has reportedly announced plans to conduct live-fire drills near the rivals' disputed western sea boundary. Image via Ahn Young-joon/AP.

Taylor Berman · 03/13/14 12:16PM

Five people are still missing after yesterday's gas explosion in East Harlem. The death toll from the blast now stands at seven, with more than 70 injured. Two people remain in critical condition, including a 15-year-old boy.

Sarah Hedgecock · 03/12/14 12:40PM

[People run after an explosion and building collapse in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York on Wednesday. The explosion leveled an apartment building, and sent flames and billowing black smoke above the skyline. Image via Jeremy Sailing/AP.]