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from the ISEE
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Mine Site Blast Causes Pond to Overflow
from the Cumberland Times-News
A mine superintendent of Vindex Energy and another worker apparently escaped serious injuries when a scheduled mine site blast blew a “sizable” amount of shale and rock into a nearby sediment and storm water pond. A shot set off by Dyno-Nobel Inc. blasting company to break rock and recover coal “blew out in the wrong direction,” launching a sizable amount of broken shale and rock into the sediment pond that measured approximately one-half acre.
Art From Explosives
London-based artist and chemistry aficionado Aoife van Linden Tol will relocate to facilities in a remote forest area south of Berlin this June to create her newest collection of 'explosive art', detonating small bombs to make imprints on paper, wood and metals.
Blasting Threatens Golconda Fort
from Express News - India
The Forum for a Better Hyderabad, Pucaar, Heritage Watch and civil society groups on Sunday appealed to the Hyderabad district collector and the commissioner of police to take initiatives to stop rock-blasting, demolition of moat and use of heavy machinery at Jamali Darwaza moat near Golconda Fort, reportedly taken up by the Hyderabad Golf Association. More
Town Officials Witness Quarry Test Blast
from The Herald News
A long-awaited pre-blast survey conducted by Cape Cod Aggregates at a Bryant Street quarry operation went well, according to a CCA spokesperson and a town selectwoman. Delayed from December, CCA conducted a pre-blast survey at approximately 1 p.m. Friday. More
Landmarks Coming Down
from The Freeport News – Grand Bahamas
After months of delay, Vopak Terminal Bahamas will implode three smoke stacks that have stood at the facility for almost 40 years and hope to make this historic occasion a community event. More
Stimulus Includes $1 Billion for Explosives Detection and Checkpoint Screening Equipment
from Government Technology
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) yesterday released some details of the projects being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, recently passed in both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Obama. More
Dutch Company is Clearing Explosives from Split Harbour
from the Croatian Times
REASeuro, a Dutch company that specialises in explosives, has begun removing and disposing of explosives in the sea in Split harbour. The explosives experts began their work Monday after seven weeks of preparation and enclosed the "Matejuska" area of the city with a safety fence.
Firing Range Expansion Bid Goes Through Without a Hitch
from The Gaston Gazette
A proposal to put an expanded firing range and explosives testing site at Rankin Lake Park was approved with little fanfare Thursday. The Gastonia Planning Commission voted 6-0 to grant a conditional use permit that will allow the expansion and new development at the park.
Bomb Testing On New Location To Begin
from WFTV – Orlando
The City of Orlando gave way to a request from the Army Corps of Engineers to search public parks for World War II-era explosives. They're specifically concerned with Englewood Park, Englewood Neighborhood Center and Leroy Hoequist Park on the east side of Orlando.