Friday, January 25

Unidentified Fog

My car has been in the shop the past couple of days. Isn't it funny how you feel trapped when your car is not available to you. I haven't been trapped because hubby's truck has been sitting on the driveway and I could drive it if I needed to.

The repair shop, which is located in South Charleston (about 30 minutes away) called late this afternoon and said it still isn't fixed, but I could come and pick it up because the part will not be in until next week. The car is less than 2 years old, and they have replaced an axle and the transmission. It shakes when I get up above 60 miles an hour. Ok, I could drive slower, but that's not me.

On with my story. As hubby and I were approaching South Charleston we heard on the radio that an unidentified fog was sweeping the Kanawha Valley and alerting people if they began to feel bad to c
all 911. They were saying officials were checking all the plants, but could not find where this fog was coming from. Then we saw the haze. It looked like early morning fog, but this had a chlorine smell to it. It really looked eerie!

At one time, South Charleston, WV was known as the chemical capitol of the world. It has Dow Chemical (formerly Union Carbide), DuPont, FMC, Monsanto and another one I can't think of. Remember the disaster that occurred at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India in 1989 where thousands of people lost their lives from a leak at the plant. The chemical was methyl isocyante (MIC) and it was also made at the Union Carbide plant in South Charleston, WV. The South Charleston plant experienced a very small leak of MIC that was contained after the horrific disaster in Bhopal.

This is all hubby and I could talk about as we drove on into the dealership to pick up my car. I stopped at Walmart on my way home. The Walmart is half way between South Charleston and where I live. It took me over an hour to do my grocery shopping and when I left I could smell the chlorine from South Charleston. By this time it was dark and if the fog was there I didn't see it. When I got home I asked hubby if he had heard any more about this unidentified fog. He said nothing new had been reported.

I just checked our on-line newspaper and the officials are calling this an "unique weather condition". RIGHT!!!!

You can read the story here.


Flip Flop Floozie said...

Well we both know it was not a unique weather condition if it smelled like you said!! Just a cover up as usual. I am on my way into Curves to open it up for this mornings work out ladies. Be home around noon. Hope you have a GREAT Saturday..Sandy

Nonna said...

wow that is scarey!!!!

Renee's Reading Corner said...

Very scarey! Mmm..what does "unique weather condition" really mean?!

Stop on by when you get the chance. I have an award for you. Have a great, no mysterious fog weekend!

Ettarocom said...


I'm an independent news reporter and in fact own a national news bureau of sorts,

I've been watching this story for the past day and am astonished at the lack of national and even LOCAL coverage that it has received. Who knows what the heck is really going on.

I want to help your area find out and tell the world about it.

If you have a story to relate or can think of someone who does and they wish to share it with our readers and viewers, please have them contact me immediately at You can also call 814-553-9372

Thanks so much and my thoughts to out to all of you folks who have had to endure this.

Samuel A. Ettaro said...

Hi Linda I have an award for you the Spread the Love award and Please take the one I gave every one The You Make My Day award! Love Grams

Bethany said...

Wow, that's a scary story! I tagged you for a meme, so stop by when you have a chance :) Happy Weekend!

Lazy Daisy said...

That is's amazing all the things that get covered up. Hope your rash is better.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Linda, wanted you to know that I am off to Illinois in the morning early. My mother had to take my dad to the hospital today so I am flying there tomorrow. I hope to get to the hospital by afternoon tomorrow. Just wanted you to know what is going on and to pray for my dad, Dale if you can. Sandy

Suzy said...

I remember those days and all those "sweet" smells from when we lived there!

Shana said...

My family is from the Beckley area. (Way back in the I remember going though this area as a kid and smelling the chemical smell in the air. I have to agree with the first comment from flip flop floozie. Sounds like a cover up.