Illinois: Massive Silicone plant Explosion Rattles Waukegan


WAUKEGAN, Ill. — At least four people were hospitalized following a massive explosion at a Waukegan silicone plant Friday night.

The blast went off about 9:30 p.m. Friday at AB Specialty Silicones, a silicone plant housed at an industrial facility in the 3700 block of Sunset Avenue, according to Waukegan fire and police officials.

Fire Marshal Steven Lenzi said four people were hospitalized following the explosion, which caused heavy damage that decimated the building. Details on people’s conditions were not immediately available.

Police Cmdr. Joseph Florip late Friday said an “active search and rescue” operation was still underway at the site.

The impact of the explosion was felt in several neighboring towns with residents reporting loud booms and rumbles. WGN received multiple calls from concerned viewers; photos and videos were shared widely on social media.  See them here

20 Comments on Illinois: Massive Silicone plant Explosion Rattles Waukegan

  1. God bless those people, their families, and their rescuers, comfort and protect them in their hour of need.

  2. @mja.

    Were you living in Vegas when the PEPCON plant blew up in Henderson? They made fuel for the solid rocket fuel for the space shuttle. The marshmallow plant next door was also taken out as I recall. 1988.
    Do you have s’more info?

  3. “One (boob) flew east, one flew west, one flew over the cuckoo’s nest (govorner’s mansion).

  4. News headline: “Massive explosion destroys silicone plant. Hollywood actresses hardest hit.”

  5. There is much more info available, but this news is getting shoved under a rug. Inquisitive minds ask why?

    “It appears they want it expunged from the news cycle. Here is what went on if the censor bots kick in to hide something:
    Last night the police were chasing and had caught a van that supposedly had a bunch of antennas on it that (supposedly) was involved in a blast at a silicone factory in Illinois. This blast was felt for about 40 miles and blew all the windows out of everything in the area. The factory is gone.

    The factory was called Specialty Silicones, and their web site is down this morning. According to the Wayback machine they had a state of the art lab for research into silicone compounds and they made exotic stuff.”
    “Media blackout equals inconvenient info.”

  6. CAPT
    When Julius’s army did not do what he commanded; after the war he would form em uo; and then kill every tenth man?! He “decimated” the bad army!

    When I was in HS Packers had a coach who approached football the same way, “I want y players to fear me more than the enemy!” An NFL trophy is named after this mean, smart man! In college hw was 1 of “7 blocks of granit”

    Hey Ive said im old!

  7. This facility was bombed by professionals to so quickly and thoroughly get such totally destructive results. Military trained bombers, either domestic or foreign?
    Either US and/or Israeli operatives because they work cooperatively together. If the suspect van was caught and the occupants were not arrested on the spot and identified, then we can know that they are US sanctioned agents who were doing a domestic bombing ordered by the US government.
    A sickening reality, but then so was 9/11. Vans and bombs, tools of their “trade”?

    The White Van
    Were Israelis Detained on Sept. 11 Spies?
    Chris Isham, John Miller, Glenn Silber
    and Chris Vlasto
    Friday, 21 June 2002

    The Five Dancing Israelis
    Arrested On 9-11
    A Mossad surveillance team made quite a public spectacle of themselves on 9-11.

    Based on that phone call, police then issued a “Be-on-the-Lookout” alert for a white mini-van heading for the city’s bridges and tunnels from New Jersey.
    When a van fitting that exact description was stopped just before crossing into New York, the suspicious “middle-easterners” were apprehended. Imagine the surprise of the police officers when these terror suspects turned out to be Israelis!

    The police and FBI field agents became very suspicious when they found maps of the city with certain places highlighted, box cutters (the same items that the hijackers supposedly used), $4700 cash stuffed in a sock, and foreign passports. Police also told the Bergen Record that bomb sniffing dogs were brought to the van
    and that they reacted as if they had smelled explosives. (11)

    Mossad Truck Bombs on Sept 11
    Rare recording of Police radio from September 11th 2001. Police capture 2 Mossad agents caught delivering a Truck Bomb next to the WTC building in New York City. Even though they were caught by Police and arrested, they were then let go back to Israel by the BUSH administration.

    UQ Wire: New Israeli Moving Van Mystery
    Wednesday, 12 May 2004, 11:49 am

    Two Israelis driving a moving van were arrested in Tennessee last Saturday after leading police on a high-speed chase, marking at least the third time since 9/11 that Israelis in moving vans suspected of espionage in the U.S. have been taken into custody.
    Taken into custody in the incident were Israeli nationals Shmuel Dahan and Almaliach Naor. In the wallet of 23-year old Dahan, an Israeli military veteran living in Miami Beach, police discovered a “ Learn to Fly in Florida” business card.

    “I got a sick feeling when I saw it (the business card),” Kent Harris, Sheriff of Unicol County in Tennessee, told the Associated Press, expressing concern about the proximity of the nearby Nuclear Fuel Services plant in Erwin.

    “Its the nation’s sole provider of fuel for the Navy’s nuclear subs,” he explained in a phone interview Monday evening.

  8. This is added for factual reference.

    FLASHBACK: Two Israelis arrested with bombs in the Mexican Congress
    Army general and head of the PGR releases two Israelis arrested with guns and explosives inside the Mexican Congress
    As reported in La Vox De Aztlan, two men posing as press photographers, one of them a former Israeli Colonel and Mossad agent, were arrested INSIDE the Mexican congress on October 10, 2001 armed with 9-mm pistols, nine grenades, explosives, three detonators, and 58 bullets, but were released following intense pressure from the Israeli Embassy. “We believe that the two Zionists terrorist were going to blow up the Mexican Congress. The second phase was to mobilize both the Mexican and US press to blame Osama bin Laden. Most likely then Mexico would declare war on Afghanistan as well, commit troops and all the oil it could spare to combat Islamic terrorism.”
    by Ernesto Cienfuegos
    La Voz de Aztlan
    Los Angeles, Alta California – October 15, 2001- (ACN) In a mind-blowing development, La Voz de Aztlan has learned that Mexican Army General Rafael Marcial Macedo de la Concha
    who heads the Procuraduría General de la República (Mexican Department of Justice) has released the retired Israeli Defense Forces colonel and presumed MOSSAD agent Salvador Guersson Smecke and Israeli illegal immigrant Saur Ben Zvi after both had penetrated the security of the Mexican Congress and where in possession of guns, hand grenades and explosives.

  9. Gee, I wonder who triggered the explosions?
    I wonder what the plant was producing?


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