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North Carolina port closing temporarily due to explosives

Damaged container of explosives shuts down NC port - Yahoo! News
The material was pentaerythritol tetranitrate, but it's not clear what form it was in, Mayor Jerry Jones said.

The chemical is also known as PETN, the substance authorities say was part of a device a Nigerian man used to try to bring down a Detroit-bound Northwest flight on Christmas Day. PETN is often used in military explosives and found inside blasting caps. It is also the primary ingredient in detonating cords used for industrial explosions.


Do we have any forum folks near Morehead City?

Sounds like a nasty accident, but thankfully no explosion so far.
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(NT) is that the stuff that's also poisonous?

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That's right across the bay from Beaufort S.C.

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Could have been really dangerous.

Rob

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Oh, yeah, and Canadian silver has natural images on it.

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a sprig of Maple leaves on the penny a beaver on the nickel, the Bluenose schooner as the exception on the dime, the caribou on the quarter, I havent' seen a 50 cent piece for some years, so I don't know what it displays, but the dollar has two Native americans paddling a canoe past islands and pine trees.

I hope they don't have their eyes on the beaver nickel. It's been that way since 1921, before that it was a tiny silver coin about the size of your baby finger-nail. I've been working on a collection of them.

Rob

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