Anyone here in Middletown?

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Anyone here in Middletown?

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1clamairy
feb 7, 2010, 12:39pm

Have any news about the Kleen Power plant explosion?
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/02/07/connecticut.explosion/index.html?hpt=T1
:o(
How awful...

2Sandydog1
Redigerat: feb 15, 2010, 7:01pm

I'm WAY to the west, in western Bethany, and even felt that blast. Tragic.

And, I obviously don't know any particulars about post-response investigations. But it seems tragic that the local authorities initially kept the Federal Chemical Safety Board away from ths site. This event needed root cause investigation by specialized investigators.

3clamairy
feb 13, 2010, 10:10am

#3 - Yes, I read/heard in a few places the investigation has been 'compromised.' Very sad.

4Sandydog1
jul 10, 2010, 1:19pm

The CSB had since done an excellent job with the investigation. A lot of systems safety has been learned from this tragedy.

5momom248
aug 7, 2010, 4:31pm

I live in Middletown. I have been following this story since it happened in Feb. Strangely even though I am so close, I did not feel the blast. Apparently I heard it sort of radiated southward and I am in the opposite direction.

6mdbirmingham
aug 11, 2010, 3:19am

Detta meddelande har blivit flaggat av flera användare och visas inte längre (visa)
I'd like to say thank you for allowing open acceptance into this group and yes I do "frequent" Middletown. Before I go any further I must state the following piece so you may know me a little better.
I'm M.D. Birmingham and to be honest I haven't been able to do much leisure reading since Feb 11th, 2007. The year of 2007 after awakening (emerging & merging) from my 63 day non-responsive coma reading wasn't an ability that I was easily capable to do. It's not because I couldn't read and comprehend (as with illiteracy), or my earlier stages of hand dexterity deficits (no gross motor skills). It wasn't because of shortened attention span due to stimuli overload; it was my double vision (best generally explained as a side effect from my coma and injury nature of DAI). Whether it was a large magazine page or typically sized book, whenever I looked at the words on the page it was like staring at a “wordsearch.” All the letters were jumbled on the page and it took much consistent effort to retrain my vision to follow the page line by line; along with my mind. Aside from books and pages with writing, typical exit signs and labels with writing (on doors, etc) that I encountered in my "world" (inpatient hospitalized stay) were seen either as a “wordsearch” or double. The double vision caused the same object to appear as you would see if you were to cross your eyes while reading this. One set of the writing is slightly off to the other side (left or right) and a bit lower than its "twin." I did overcome this challenge through the help of time and creating my own strategies to no longer see double but only one object (like 1year olds or younger, vision tests were obviously not possible). Needless to say, that was only one challenge I overcame to write my own autobiography titled Getting There... and yes I did type it entirely prior to submitting as a galley; along with this whole message. For other groups that I belong to I will cut and paste this information regarding the topic question of introducing myself as it is truth to who I am. During the final days to my book’s “being” before becoming "live" to the public I made the website www.getting-therebook.com which contains links to the web address (photos, etc) mentioned in the book. You are welcome to follow my trail of "crumbs" that will lead you to both desire more and satiation.
I look forward to gaining more info from and within this group.
With utmost gratitude,