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  • Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials

    01/27/2013 6:44:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    WashingtonTimes.com - The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2013 | By Rowan Scarborough
    "Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials" SNIPPET: "The Pakistani corporation that has refused the Pentagon’s urgent appeals to control the flow of explosive materials to bomb-makers who kill U.S. troops is expanding its fertilizer manufacturing into the United States. And it is being done with the help of U.S. taxpayers through the municipal bond market."
  • Truck carrying 600 pounds of nitrate stolen in Dania Beach [Florida]

    03/19/2009 1:48:36 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 65 replies · 6,075+ views
    Truck carrying 600 pounds of nitrate stolen in Dania Beach
  • Police investigate missing bags of ammonium nitrate

    07/10/2004 12:04:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 736+ views
    Police investigate missing bags of ammonium nitrate Winston-Salem police are investigating the disappearance of 100 bags of ammonium nitrate from a local fertilizer plant. The chemical compound is commonly used as fertilizer but can also be used in explosives. According to police, Royster-Clark, one of the nation's largest retailers of fertilizer products, filed a report of a break-in and larceny that occurred between July 1 and Tuesday at the company's plant at 3105 N. Glenn Ave. An inventory check revealed that 100 50-pound bags of the compound were missing, Lt. Brad Yandell said. Police found 35 of the bags at...
  • Stolen Ammonium Nitrate Found In N.M.

    11/28/2003 9:36:01 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 284+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-29-2003
    Stolen Ammonium Nitrate Found in N.M. Saturday November 29, 2003 4:01 AM ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Seven bags of the kind of explosive material used in the Oklahoma City bombing were found Friday in a dry river bed, days after they were stolen. The bags, containing a total of 350 pounds of ammonium nitrate, had been stolen from an Albuquerque-based company that distributes explosives used in mining and construction. The bags, stacked up off an embankment and partially covered with tree limbs, were found by people walking in Albuquerque's western outskirts, Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White said. ``It was a...
  • Regarding the (missing) Amonium Nitrate..

    07/21/2003 8:06:13 AM PDT · by CygnusXI · 9 replies · 312+ views
    Me | 7-21-03 | CygnusXI
    This is my first post (not reply), so please be kind... Anyway, I was reading here at FR about the missing Amonium Nitrate. Several people commented about how it was a "slow" explosive material (when made to be one). Does that also imply that it burns at a low temp? The reason I ask is this. You know that low level radiological materials have been reported missing here and there. Would such a slow incindiary device be more condusive for a dirty bomb, or would optimum dispersal come from a quick, hot burning device? I'm concerned about this aspect... I...