How does today’s explosion in Minneapolis compare to TMI and Chernobyl?

Daemonic underground gasses exploded to the surface in a fiery fireball in South Minneapolis today, blasting a huge hole in a parking lot, causing several cars to meltdown, and potentially damaging a newly rebuilt section of God’s Highway (I35 W).1 The news agencies noticed it when checking the traffic cameras for their local traffic report.

Local Minneapolitonians: This was on 60thE and Nicollet, near the Crosstown Junction. Route 62, closed for a time, is reopened, but as of this writing, 35 W is closed both North and South as they are checking for damage. Of the just moments ago rebuilt nightmarish intersection from hell. Somehow it all fits together.

(do watch at least through the middle!)


1Not the part that fell into the River a few years ago.

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10 thoughts on “How does today’s explosion in Minneapolis compare to TMI and Chernobyl?

  1. I hope no one was hurt.

    As for the situation, I rate it a 1.5374 on a scale that goes from -0.6 up to Pi. While the containment cover was obviously breached, the IR radiation levels at a 15km distance are not significantly above what you would normally receive on a typical March day in Minneapolis.

    So don’t panic! The breach is minimal and once the helicopters return from Japan it will be fully under control.

  2. Actually, Ken, the IR radiation levels are quite elevated even 15km away. However, that’s due to another rare event. The amount added by the explosion is unnoticeable.

  3. Thanks for the updated info. Not being on-site, I am, of course, coming to firm undeniable expert conclusions based only upon what I can see from a shaky video of the event and partial descriptions of others who are also not at the scene.

    I don’t understand how could I have been mistaken.

  4. Wow! That sure was one powerful explosion. For the purpose of a good yarn, I shall presume that car in the exterior wall of the shop was the result of the explosion.

  5. Stephen: LOL. Every car stuck in the front of a building has a great story behind it. It’s actually a South Minneapolis tradition. The place is littered with cars and trucks stuck in things.

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