700 lb chemical truck missing

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Oct 11, 2001 Truck or tanker with 700 lbs of chemicals missing in Houston I believe it is.

-- Paul (skypilot99@aol.com), October 11, 2001


I appreciate the post Paul but there are all kinds of benign chemicals. Unless we know what it is, its not worth worrying about. More than that, we sprayed our own troops in Vietnam with chemicals and it was government policy not to think much about it. I've also read about truckers abandoning there trucks in the middle of a delivery so this post isn't giving us much to go on.

-- Guy Daley (guydaley1@netzero.net), October 12, 2001.

If news like this was to spread it would only cause a paranoid reaction from certian individuals. Let the facts be known before they are presented.

-- keith norris (knorris66@yahoo.com), October 12, 2001.

I believe this is what it is all about. Can not find anything about chemicals. Posted it last night

Explosives used in seismic exploration missing greenspun.com : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------

10/11/2001 - Updated 05:44 PM ET Explosives used in seismic exploration missing HOUSTON (AP) Seven hundred pounds of explosives used in seismic exploration for drilling are reported missing from a company in Harris County and federal law officers are investigating the apparent thefts.

Officials of AirJac Drilling Inc. says the explosives were taken between Saturday and Tuesday. It's too early to know if the apparent theft is terrorist-related, officials say.

The shaped charges, which come in different shapes and weights, have a nonexplosive outer covering and explosive material inside. They were being kept in a rural area in Harris County.

"With everything going on now and with the heightened alert, we will be paying special attention to this," Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms spokeswoman Franceska Perot told the Houston Chronicle for Thursday's editions.

Officials of AirJac in New Iberia, La., said the matter was under investigation and declined further comment.

Perot said it was the area's largest such amount of missing explosives in memory.


-- Martin Thompson (mthom1927@aol.com), October 12, 2001

-- Martin Thompson (mthom1927@aol.com), October 12, 2001.

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