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EOD detonates munitions

Posted 3/3/2011   Updated 3/4/2011 Email story   Print story


by 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

3/3/2011 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.  -- During a routine munitions inspection at Scott Air Force Base's munitions storage area yesterday, members of the 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron identified some unstable  dynamite in their munitions igloos.

Safety protocol procedures dictated that the unstable dynamite be destroyed immediately. Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians destroyed the unstable dynamite in a series of shots that concluded just before midnight last night.

The munitions were detonated at night as a safety precaution, since the majority of Scott's workers are at home.  

3/4/2011 12:55:09 AM ET
Pretty dumb to have a series of explosions after 2300 on a school night. Our house is shaking and the way we discovered what was happening was to call the Security Police . I understand the safety aspect of the timing but couldn't it have been done earlier By the way a Giant Voice announcement could have saved a lot of phone calls and jarred nerves.
Peter Kehoe, Base Housing
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