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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

What was that explosion last night?

Last night around 7:30pm'ish I heard and felt a big boom at my house. At first, I thought it was a dresser falling over or a car wreck out front. I search around and found nothing.
A couple hours later I saw a post on the Livermore Rants and Raves FB Group about the boom too. Many people throughout Livermore and Tracy heard and felt it.
Wow, that most have been a large explosion considering we have the Altamont Pass between these two cities.
Tracy Press claimed it was LLNL. LLNL denied it was them. Livermore Police Department knew nothing about it when I called them around 10pm. Tracy Police Department said it was SRI Laboratories which I am assuming is near LNLL's site 300 way out Tesla Road on Corral Hollow Road in Tracy - which is over 20 miles from my house and on the other side of the Altamont Pass from me.
Again, that was a large explosion to be felt that far away. LLNL claims they do not do test explosions at night time. I would imagine other Labs would follow suit.
Considering that we have two National Defense Laboratories that are known for their Nuclear Weapons and the worlds largest laser, my concern is starting to grow.
If one of these labs was conducting a test at this magnitude, wouldn't they notify the Livermore and Tracy police?
My guess, is something went wrong. So what was it? Do the Livemore and Tracy residence need to be concerned?
Think about it.


Anonymous said...

It was at the SRI facility near Tracy and had nothing to do with Site 300. Apparently they forgot to tell Tracy Fire Department before the blast, so when it happened everyone assumed it was a LLNL test at Site 300.

Anonymous said...

Scooby stealth deletions!! Way to go, Mr. "I don't like your post" censor!! Moderator, hell. Just another Nazi.

Anonymous said...

and we know it might just be a little embarrassing as a Nazi:

Anonymous said...

Maybe Scooby deleted your post just based on your IP. Past bad-behavior is a good reason to delete regardless of the content of your current posts.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

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