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Wed, 08/19/2009 - 12:26pm

This video depicts news coverage of a major chemical explosion — or a series of chemical explosions — at Barton Solvents in Des Moines, IA. This chemical catastrophe occurred in October 2007 and was volatile enough to throw multiple 55-gallon drums of chemicals hundreds of feet in the air. Initially, even firefighters couldn’t get close enough to this chemical inferno to extinguish the fire.

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