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In light of the West Texas explosion, do you live in fear of installations near your home?
Refineries, fertilizer plants, chemical plants, nuclear power plants... it is almost impossible not to have such a potentially dangerous facility nearby. Does living in proximity to such places worry you? Do you have contingency plans? Or, do you simply bury such thoughts in the back of your mind?
If it is your time its your time. If I cant do anything about it then I will not worry so much about it
I don't think I live near anything like that..But if I did , yes I would be concerned..at least for the safety of my children and grand children.
I can't believe that a plant like that was so near a school and a nursing home..Not sure if the plant was there first or not ..But what were they thinking..?
Not sure if this counts, but I live close to the Pentagon and Washington DC. Every time I hear that a another country is making threats against the United States, I worry a bit more since DC and the Pentagon are big targets. No contingency plan, I just try not to go to many big events when threats are being made.
I live near a nuclear plant, but I do not offen think about such things. What good would it do? We have a choice, ignore it or move. My family has lived in the area for over 100 years and we have a buisness. It is not to easy to just pick up and go, so we chose to ignore, or not think to hard about it. Even in light of the Texas explosion I never thought about the nuclear plant. Honestly, we just bury such thought in the back of our minds. Not always a good idea.
That's a good question, but considering there is the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, approximatelyt 25 miles East from where I live. Which has been in , at least, partial operation, since the Reagan Years. I have learned to live with the knowledge that it is there, but continue on with my life because if something does go terribly wrong, and there is nuclear fallout...where am I going to go? No where.
Did everyone leave New York city and turn it into a ghost town after Sept. 11? No, they did not abandon thier homeland. There is always the potential for harm and/or personal injury every time you decide to leave your house. But is being a recluse, a hermit, shut away in your little cocoon of a world, any better? We must be strong, and continue as if nothing has happened, but always be aware of your surroundings at the same time.
Living in fear of anything is a useless waste of time and mental energy. I mean, get real. Exactly how many chemical plants have blown up in the U.S. in the past 10 years? You are at much greater risk walking across any street.
I live about 15-20 miles from West, Texas, site of the fertilizer plant blowing up. The plant has been there since the 1960's and a great deal of the town of West, Texas has grown up around the plant -- not the other way around. I also live about the same distance from the Comanche Peak Nuclear plant to the north and the George Bush Ranch to the south. Locals laugh and say we're either in the safest place on earth or the most dangerous -- guess only time will tell!
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