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Deadly chemical stolen (Des Moines Area)
Des Moines Register ^
| LISA LIVERMORE
Posted on 09/17/2003 8:06:04 AM PDT by cspackler
Edited on 05/25/2004 2:46:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
Terrorism authorities are investigating the theft of a canister of odorless, lethal pesticide.
Urbandale police officers said Tuesday they are working with state and federal terrorism authorities to find the person who stole a 50-pound canister of methyl bromide, a deadly chemical used to kill rats or harmful crop insects.
(Excerpt) Read more at dmregister.com ...
TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: methylbromide; ratpoison
posted on 09/17/2003 8:06:04 AM PDT
They need to be aware of the terrorist possibility, but more than likely it was taken by a farmer/gardener who wants to use it himself. I wish I could use it for my home garden!
posted on 09/17/2003 8:18:50 AM PDT
Some idiot probably thinks it's nitrous oxide and will be found dead with a tube hanging out his mouth.
Also: Needless pesticide/fumigant organic alert!
posted on 09/17/2003 9:47:29 AM PDT
(An organic conservative)
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