Series of chemical explosions rock hazardous waste plant near Florida border — Radioactive waste is listed on company’s acceptance form — FBI responded to blast, cause not yet made public — Plumes of smoke and flames over 100 feet high (VIDEO)…(Grey Terror! Look It Up!)
August 15th, 2013
Moultrie Observer, Aug. 15, 2013 (h/t Anonymous tips): A series of explosions and a fire severely injured three people Wednesday afternoon in the incident in [...] facility that processes and disposes hazardous and non-hazardous waste. At 2:22 p.m. Wednesday, the Valdosta Fire Department was called to Perma-Fix of South Georgia [...] regarding reports of a chemical explosion, according to the City of Valdosta. [...] Due to the chemicals in the plant, more explosions followed in a series of repeated bursts for the next 30-40 minutes, with less occasional explosive sounds well past an hour after the initial call. [...] Some firefighters made respiratory complaints from fighting the fire.
Waste Profile Form currently available on Perma-Fix of South Georgia’s website (PermaFixProfile2009.xls)
Valdosta Daily Times, Aug. 15, 2013: Due to the nature of the chemicals at the facility, the area was evacuated within a one-mile radius. [...] A cause of the explosion and the resulting series of explosions and fire has yet to be made public, or possibly determined. [...] Moody Air Force Base personnel has been called to the scene.
WALB, Aug. 15, 2013: Valdosta firefighters remained on the scene all night in case any hot spots flared up after explosions at the Per-Fix plant in Valdosta Wednesday. [...] Plumes of smoke and flames could be seen more than one hundred feet in the air. [...] According to their website, Perma-Fix Environmental Services is a global provider of nuclear services and radioactive waste management solutions. The Valdosta facility, Perma-Fix of South Georgia is a waste treatment facility that processes and disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous waste liquid, solids and sludges.