Thursday, January 15, 2009

In fairness to the oil, gas, nuclear and coal industries we need to recognize that in the past other materials have created disasters

Molasses explosion kills 30

How did this molasses relate to the ratification of the amendment outlawing liquor in the U.S.? A report on prohibition may also be found on the same page from 1919.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wikipedia had this event in their "This Day in History" column. (
Molasses was also used as a key ingredient in munitions at the time.
Accounts sound VERY much like the coal ash disaster in Tennessee indeed.