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04/05/1988 PEPCON disaster


Pepcon disaster remembered 30 years later


Pepcon Explosion


Destroyed in Seconds- Chemical Plant Explosion


Caught in PepCon explosion three decades ago, memories of a marshmallow factory


30 anniversary of PEPCON explosion

A conflagration followed by several explosions occurred at the Pacific Engineering and Production Company of Nevada chemical plant in Henderson, Nevada. The disaster caused two fatalities, 372 injured, and an estimated $100 million USD of damage. A large portion of the Las Vegas Valley within a 10-mile radius of the plant was affected.
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    • Background 

    • Fire and explosions 

    • Fire department response 

    • Evacuation and overhaul of the scene 

    • Damage assessment and aftermath 

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