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Tilbury woodburning power station on fire

 
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PS_RalphW



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:41 am    Post subject: Tilbury woodburning power station on fire Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-17177035

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a good advert for wood burning, though of course coal piles and oil tanks have been known to catch fire also.

I doubt that this will result in power cuts, unless of course something else goes wrong before any repairs are completed.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No injuries, no risk of toxic emissions, or radioactive emissions...

Poorly stored biomass can self-ignite if rot sets in, but accidental ignition and arson are equally likely.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fire not yet under control.

Since there was a 'separate, unrelated fire' on a the nearby dockside, I suspect arson is a strong possibility.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RalphW wrote:
No injuries, no risk of toxic emissions, or radioactive emissions...

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You are right on 2 out of 3, but the substances in smoke are pretty toxic.
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