Explosion Rocks Kansas City Chemical Plant: Cause yet unknown

7 February 2007: Firefighters in Kansas city, Missouri responded to a chemical plant explosion and fire at approximately 2:15 p.m. local time today. The initial explosion and fire reportedly triggered secondary explosions, shaking the Kansas City’s East Bottoms area. The fire from the explosions at the plant, located at 910 North Prospect, Kansas City, MO, sent a large plume of black smoke drifting over the area north and east of downtown near the Missouri River. The explosion knocked out two large power lines near Front and Riverfront Road, causing sporadic power outages in the area.

Law enforcement sources interviewed by the Northeast Intelligence Network stated that they have yet to determine the cause of the initial explosion, but felt certain that the secondary explosions and fires were caused by the initial blast. Chemical plants and refineries in the U.S. have been on a long list of desirable targets for terrorists inside the U.S.

The Northeast Intelligence Network is closely following this incident and will provide additional details as they develop.

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