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Government Should Focus On Controlling Access To Explosives And Using Existing Detection Technologies To Prevent Illegal Bombings

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March 9, 1998
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National Academy Of Sciences
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Additives that improve detection of explosives before detonation or determine their origins after a blast are not yet practical enough for broad use in the United States, concludes a committee of the National Research Council in a new report. Nor is there a practical method available to neutralize the explosive properties of ammonium nitrate, a commonly available fertilizer that was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

WASHINGTON -- Additives that improve detection of explosives before detonation or determine their origins after a blast are not yet practical enough for broad use in the United States, concludes a committee of the National Research Council in a new report. Nor is there a practical method available to neutralize the explosive properties of ammonium nitrate, a commonly available fertilizer that was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.


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National Academy Of Sciences. (1998, March 9). Government Should Focus On Controlling Access To Explosives And Using Existing Detection Technologies To Prevent Illegal Bombings. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/03/980309042433.htm
National Academy Of Sciences. "Government Should Focus On Controlling Access To Explosives And Using Existing Detection Technologies To Prevent Illegal Bombings." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/03/980309042433.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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