The genesis of Hoechst in Vlissingen-Oost in newspaper reports.
“The Furnace House is a nice story” is said in this video (5:10) and “blowing up the Furnace House with explosives is a milestone at Thermphos” That may apply to a demolition worker, but it is an insult to people who have worked there all their lives.It’s like when the executioner watches with great pleasureContinue reading “19 days left”
There are 20 days left … and then the Furnace House will be blown up with explosives. Every effort is made to make this as safe as possible. All phosphorus has been removed from the Furnace House, as well as all other hazardous substances. The high part of the building will crash onto the panContinue reading “20 days left”
Traditionally I will stand on the roof (which is about 50 meters high) of the factory at 24:00h.But there was a thick fog over Walcheren, so there was nothing to be seen of the fireworks in the cities. So I made some photos of my colleague Tim and went back to work … I wishContinue reading “I had the night shift during the New Year”
On 15 May 2009, two of my colleagues died in a fatal accident at work. It happened just after midnight during the night shift. Fortunately, the carved stone (which portrays the deceased colleagues among the entire team) is placed in an accessible spot where you can commemorate for a moment … It is unfortunate thatContinue reading “Ten years ago, thermPhos.”
Sometimes Marjan likes a column in the newspaper that much, she hangs it on the wall for me to notice … And she was right. This made my day !
It’s time for progressives of the world to unite ! The time has come for progressives to form a grassroots movement for global justice: to mobilize workers, women and the disenfranchised all around the world behind a shared vision of democracy, prosperity, sustainability, and solidarity. Our Progressive International will reach out to communities in everyContinue reading “Progressive International”
“Follow the Money” is now investigating everything about the bankruptcy of the company. And what happened next … I have extracted a few pictures of former colleagues from my archives … As I now read how economic crows try to get as much money out of the dead body of Thermphos as possible …. ,Continue reading “Thermphos B/W”
Today is world metrology day !
Going back in time
A nice presentation to scroll through … https://spark.adobe.com/page/BedIWKGMK8PUo/ Onderstaande foto’s maakte ik in Januari 2020. Onderstaande foto’s zijn gemaakt in de zomer/herfst/winter van 2019. Many more photos that evoke memories from long ago …
De Kaloot is a beach next to the power plant in Borsele. A clean-up campaign had been organized, to which Marjan wanted to participate. A simple Facebook call was enough to gather enough people. I tried to make a photo report. Especially the very small plastic particles are disastrous forContinue reading “de Kaloot”
He did it ! the best metal worker I know, has started his own company : “Smederij de Vonk” (translated; “smithy the spark”) highly recommended !