The top news story here in Central Texas today is a buglery overnight at a Williamson County Demo. company. A large amount of "Ammonium Nitrate" was stolen along with the documentation to transport the compound over state line's. They did not release the amount, but they did compare it to the bomb at the Federal building in Oklahoma City. I don't know if it has made the National News yet, but I thought everyone might like to know. Stay Safe!!!!!
Damn, i wonder why!:eek:
It could be for a Terrorist Attack! :eek:
But alot of people will say that, we'll find out if and when the time comes. But that's crazy.
Thanks for the news James
i'm sure the folks in crawford already now and are keeping an eye out for it. i'll keep that in mind also. thanks
here's the MSDS info on ammonium nitrate. this is some pretty unfriendly stuff! :eek:
Product Name : Ammonium Nitrate
Other Names : Detapril, Nitropril
Product Code : N/A
U.N. Number : 1942
Dangerous Goods Class : 5.1
Secondary Risk : N/A
Hazchem Code : 1 S
Pack Group : N/A
EPG : 0.0.3. OXY (non-line)
2.0.3 OXY (fire)
Poisons Schedule : N/A
Major ingredient for blasting agent.
1.1 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION/PROPERTIES
Appearance : White solid which may explode when heated in confined spaces. Emits highly toxic fumes on heating or combustion. Hygroscopic, forming a mildly acidic solution.
Boiling Point :
Melting Point : 1700C
Vapour Pressure :
Decomposition point : <2100C
Flash Point Test Unknown :
Flammability Limits :
Solubility in Water :
Lower Explosion Limit :
Upper Explosion Limit :
2. HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
2.1 HEALTH EFFECTS
Has a low toxicity if inhaled or swallowed. An allergen. Advance health effects are probably due to nitrite impurities. Ingested : Large amounts may have serious or even fatal effects. Small repeated doses may lead to weakness, general depression, headaches and mental impairment.
2.2 HEALTH EFFECTS – CHRONIC
Repeated or prolonged skin contact may lead to dermatitis effects. Prolonged occupational exposure to dust can lead to cough, nose bleeds and shortness of breath. As with any chemical, ingestion, inhalation of dust, prolonged or repeated skin contact should avoided. Chronic exposure by inhalation of dust can lead to minor respiratory ailments. No data available.
2.3 FIRST AID
Wash out mouth with water and give water to drink.
Irrigate immediately with water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention.
Wash with water
Remove from exposure. Keep warm and at rest. If any of the effects persists, seek further attention.
ADVICE TO DOCTOR
2.4 TOXICITY DATA
No Data Available
3. PRECAUTIONS FOR USE
3.1 Exposure standards
There are no exposure limits available.
3.2 Engineering controls
Use in a well ventilated area.
3.3 Personal Protection
Wear chemical goggles and gloves. Also, wear class L-type dust mask or respirator if there is the risk of inhaling the dust. Launder contaminated clothing before reuse.
Ignites with combustible material.
4. SAFE HANDLING INFORMATION
Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated covered area. Keep away from combustible and flammable materials, sulphur, organic materials, ammonium sulphate, urea, acids, corrosive agents, reducing agents, copper, chromium, zinc metal, chlorides, chlorates, perchlorates and other materials as referred to in NFPA 490.
U.N. No : N/A Class : N/A Subs Risk: N/A
Hazchem Code : N/A Pack Group : N/A EPG No: N/A
Shipping Name : Ammonium Nitrate
Hazard : Not applicable
4.3 Spills and Disposal
Sweep up spills and recycle. Promptly dispose of the product contaminated with organic materials (including petroleum products). Wash spillage areas with water.
4.4 Fire and Explosion Hazard
When heated, it can emit toxic fumes on decomposition including ammonia and oxides of nitrogen. May explode when heated in confined spaces. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and extinguish fires with large amounts of water.
The material is hygroscopic. Whitford Fertilisers manufactures four grades of ammonium nitrate, porous prill (industrial), technical grade, 84% solution and 90% solution.
I hope they come by my house and spread some on my lawn.
UPDATE on this News Alert! Heard on the news this morning that a person was arrested in regards to this case.