Barn Demo Leads to a "Dynamite" Discovery

Hanna City, Illinois Workers demolishing an old barn were shocked to find a bag inside a barn cabinet labeled, "Dynamite." The Peoria County Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene to discover more than 100 sticks along with blasting caps.

The homeowners were stunned to find they had been living next to the dangerous UXO for over 50 years. Officials evacuated them from their home while a four-wheeled robot was sent into the barn to remove the sticks with a mechanical arm. The robot then placed the TNT into a steel container outside where it was soaked in diesel fuel to stabilize the explosive chemicals. Then the load was burned and the remains properly disposed of.

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