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    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!!!!!
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    Damn, i wonder why!

    It could be for a Terrorist Attack!

    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
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    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
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    here's the MSDS info on ammonium nitrate. this is some pretty unfriendly stuff!


    1. IDENTIFICATION
    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

    USES
    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.
    Formula :
    Boiling Point :
    Melting Point : 1700C
    Vapour Pressure :
    Decomposition point : <2100C
    Flash Point Test Unknown :
    Flammability Limits :
    Solubility in Water :
    Lower Explosion Limit :
    pH :
    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.
    Eye Contact
    Burns
    Skin Contact
    Irritant
    Inhaled
    Severe irritant

    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
    Swallowed
    Wash out mouth with water and give water to drink.
    Eye
    Irrigate immediately with water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention.
    Skin
    Wash with water
    Inhaled
    Remove from exposure. Keep warm and at rest. If any of the effects persists, seek further attention.
    ADVICE TO DOCTOR
    Treat symptomatically.

    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.
    3.4 Flammability
    Ignites with combustible material.

    4. SAFE HANDLING INFORMATION
    4.1 Storage/Transport
    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.
    4.2 Packaging/Labelling
    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.
    OTHER INFORMATION
    The material is hygroscopic. Whitford Fertilisers manufactures four grades of ammonium nitrate, porous prill (industrial), technical grade, 84% solution and 90% solution.
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    I hope they come by my house and spread some on my lawn.
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    We've been doing so much for so long with so little. We can do almost anything with nothing.

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    UPDATE on this News Alert! Heard on the news this morning that a person was arrested in regards to this case.
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