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  •  That's what I'm thinking too (3+ / 0-)
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    dotdash2u, a2nite, Catte Nappe

    Would they have been using water if they knew that there was ammonium nitrate there?

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 03:38:35 PM PDT

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    •  Water is ok to use but not in a way (2+ / 0-)
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      skohayes, Catte Nappe

      that pushes the stuff into organic or combustible materials. Like a fire hose shoving some onto a burning pallet. Oxidizes rapidly with that action- in other words, explodes. Water to "flood" is ok. See link for MSDS in above post of mine.

      When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.-Mark Twain

      by Havoth on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 05:44:02 PM PDT

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