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Quarry fire prompts evacuation; could smolder for days

Feb 03, 2014

Quarry fire prompts evacuation; could smolder for days

A fire that started at an Connecticut quarry last week caused an evacuation of the area. The fire at Stony Creek Quarry, which supplies granite for landmarks, prompted officials to evacuate “several hundred people within a mile” of the quarry, the ...

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Two teens arrested for theft of explosives from Fred Weber quarry

Jun 03, 2013

Two teens arrested for theft of explosives from Fred Weber quarry

Authorities have identified two teens as suspects in a quarry theft near Troy, Missouri, KMOV reported. Authorities caught the teens, Dylan Huber, 18, and Joshua Wilcockson, 19, with more than 100 pounds of explosives that had been reported as stolen from ...

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Louisiana revokes Explo Systems’ explosives license for improper chemical storage

May 24, 2013

Louisiana revokes Explo Systems’ explosives license for improper chemical storage

Louisiana authorities stripped Explo Systems of its state explosives licenses on May 20, ABC News reported. Authorities said they suspended the explosives recycling company’s license because it improperly stored millions of pounds of a military propellant. An explosion in October 2012 ...

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Kansas regulators delete explosives regulations

Mar 13, 2013

Kansas regulators delete explosives regulations

In what can only be categorized as a mistake of monumental proportions, a former Kansas assistant attorney general deleted all the rules and regulations covering explosives permits from the state records. To remedy this error, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that State Fire ...

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Atlas Copco Chargetec UV2 ANFO charging truck

Jan 22, 2013

Atlas Copco Chargetec UV2 ANFO charging truck

Atlas Copco’s new Chargetec UV2, a multi-directional ANFO (ammonium nitrate/fuel oil explosive) charging truck, has a high-speed charging capacity of 286 pounds per minute with high density. The single-boom truck is equipped with one or two ANOL CC charging vessels ...

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