2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: lsiegel@cpeo.org
Date: 3 Oct 2005 21:21:55 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PEPCON explosion plus twenty years
Nearly 20 years later, Henderson plant explosion could become a factor
in 2006 governor's contest

Anjeanette Damon 
October 2, 2005

For 30 years, the Pacific Engineering and Production Co. rocket fuel
plant operated quietly in the center of Henderson.

Melding into the town's character as an industrial city, the plant was
run by one of Henderson's most well-established families. Its president
was one of the state's most well-respected politicians.

But in 1988, it blew up, ravaging the blue-collar hamlet.

The series of explosions demolished the factory and a neighboring
marshmallow plant, killing two people and injuring 300 more.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
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