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-Sauso-
01-06-10, 08:08 PM
Up to two tonnes of ammonium nitrate, used primarily to make explosives, has gone missing on its way from Alberta to North Vancouver, The Province has learned.

Kinder Morgan, a pipeline and energy storing company, was transporting a huge amount of the chemical compound in one-tonne cubes, but two cubes that were expected in North Vancouver did not arrive.

It's unclear whether the ammonium nitrate was stolen, or if an accounting error was made.

Ammonium nitrate has been used in terrorist attacks and by the Taliban in Afghanistan to make explosives.

Col. Mark Lee, who heads NATO's effort to stop bombmakers in southern Afghanistan, was recently quoted in the New York Times as saying, "You can turn a bag of ammonium nitrate into a bomb in a matter of hours."

The compound was used in Timothy McVeigh's bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995 which killed 168 people, and was part of the Toronto 18's plan for a major terrorist attack in Toronto in 2006.

The amount missing from the Alberta-to-Vancouver shipment is four times that used in the Oklahama City bombing.

Please check back later for updates on this breaking story.

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http://www.theprovince.com/news/Ammonium+nitrate+missing+from+shipment+North+Vanco uver/2413381/story.html

Angelforge
01-06-10, 08:11 PM
How does 2 tonnes of explosive chemicals go missing? You think that they would notice if someone took two one tonne crates.

Guyver
01-06-10, 08:13 PM
How does 2 tonnes of explosive chemicals go missing? You think that they would notice if someone took two one tonne crates.
Agreed. Someone was asleep on the job.

Angelforge
01-06-10, 08:24 PM
That's either a really heavy sleeper or some incredibly talented thieves :o

deathgodusmc
01-06-10, 09:12 PM
How does 2 tonnes of explosive chemicals go missing? You think that they would notice if someone took two one tonne crates.


or paid to turn a blind eye

-Sauso-
01-06-10, 09:26 PM
"Found" now

http://www.globaltvbc.com/world/tonnes+missing+explosive+found/2413463/story.html