10/9/07 - Atlas Shrugs, Explodes

posted Oct 9, 2007
THE TACOMIC - 10/9/07 - Atlas Shrugs, Explodes ()
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10/8 - Gas leak blamed for blast, Tacoma News Tribume

10/7 - Photos ~ Atlas Foundry fire aftermath,

10/7 - Investigators sort through shattered foundry, Tacoma News Tribune

10/6 - Photos ~ Atlas Foundry fire post-explosion,

10/6 - Atlas Castings explosions, GritCity

10/6 - Nalley Valley Explosions, Both Hands

10/6 - Huge Explosion in the Nalley Valley, Exit133

10/6 - Explosions rock Tacoma's Nalley Valley, Tacoma News Tribune

by KevinFreitas on 10/9/2007 @ 6:31am
RR had the comic to me Sunday night then, life imitated art in this pic from Monday's News Tribune:

by ensie on 10/9/2007 @ 11:04am
I felt like screaming on Saturday afternoon when I was stuck in traffic. All I could get from KOMO Radio was the fact that there was a vague "explosion" in Tacoma and that the 5 Freeway was closed. I was trying to get home and make sure things were OK, but there were no details, and they kept switching to the national news to tell me about the fact that cranberries would be late ripening this season and there was some festival going on in the midwest. I was literally screaming at the radio to tell me how to get home. When a traffic report would come on, it would tell me, helpfully, that the bridges in Seattle were all clear.

So much for the "news".

by NineInchNachos on 10/9/2007 @ 12:04pm
same here ensie, we watched a huge fireball rise up over the tree tops. My crusty long time resident neighbor was instantly "Oh my god... was that the foundry!?" ALL news was oblivious... my wife went right to the DOT traffic cams where we watched the fires burning. Within a half hour there was a video uploaded to YOU TUBE. where you could watch uncensored and without commercial interruptions.

God Bless the Internets.

by NineInchNachos on 10/10/2007 @ 12:09pm


new article for TNT

by NineInchNachos on 10/15/2007 @ 3:41pm
so yeah, the old dude driving the tanker truck has died from the burns covering 70% of his body.

sorry dude. heck of a way to go.

by NineInchNachos on 4/4/2008 @ 4:01pm

by jenyum on 4/4/2008 @ 5:34pm
It used to smell like burning plastic down there every time I drove through, I always thought there was something wrong with my car, then remembered I was in the Nalley Valley. Hasn't smelled that way since the explosion. I wonder what else was going on inside those buildings that wasn't quite up to code.

by NineInchNachos on 4/4/2008 @ 8:31pm
yiesh, I suppose these findings will help in the wrongful death suit