Bomb Squad Responds to Old Dynamite Find

Murphy, North Carolina a concerned citizen reported seeing some old dynamite at a cleanup and demolition site of an old mechanic shop.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office responded to the located site on Old Ranger road and reported an abandoned box of the explosives to the Asheville Police Department's Bomb Squad.

Powerditch Explosives

The bomb squad responded and safely disposed of the explosives identified as "Powerditch 1000", a nitroglycerin based dynamite explosive. It is unknown how long the explosives have been in storage or who originally purchased the explosives.

Download the technical specification for Powerditch 1000 explosives from ORICA's website.

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