|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 4 May 2016 15:57:55 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: "5 things to know about the PEPCON disaster, 28 years later, " Henderson, NV|
5 things to know about the PEPCON disaster, 28 years later By CAITLIN LILLY LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL(NV) May 4, 2016 Twenty-eight years ago, the Las Vegas Valley experienced one of the largest explosions in history — PEPCON. A fire started inside a building at Pacific Engineering and Production Corporation of Nevada’s (PEPCON) plant on May 4, 1988. In four minutes, the fire rapidly spread and ignited three massive explosions. Here are five things you may not know about the explosion that rocked the southern end of the Valley: The explosion made history According to a NASA case study on the disaster, the PEPCON explosion, which was the result of sparks from a welding torch setting ablaze a fiberglass infrastructure, created the largest domestic, non-nuclear explosion in recorded history. … For the entire article, see http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/trending/silver-state/5-things-know-about-the-pepcon-disaster-28-years-later -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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