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Explosives found in the hospital

By johnboy 28 July 2011 5

ACT Policing’s SRS Bomb Response Team tonight (Wednesday, July 27) rendered safe some potentially explosive material during a controlled detonation in Phillip.

The material, which has incendiary properties, had been found in a storage room in The Canberra Hospital this afternoon. It was assessed by members of the SRS-BRT and in consultation with ACT Health, a decision was made to render safe this evening.

A safe passage from the location to the chosen disposal location nearby was established. Around 8.35pm, SRS-BRT members carried the material in a blast mitigation vessel to a 600mm deep hole dug into the nearby playing field at Phillip, where the material was then safely detonated by remote control.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Mothy 1:15 pm 28 Jul 11

I’m assuming since it was found in a storage room, the potentially explosive material falls into the “Hospital-Grade-Cleaner-Fizzy-Boom” stuff rather than the “Pointy-Shrapnel-w.Evil-Intent-to-Ouchy-Boom” category?

600mm hole? Yeah, read that wrong the first time around… thought “Wow. Nice Hole, pretty deep though”. But no, there’s two m’s there.

Am I the only one hearing The Castle?

Darryl Kerrigan: Dale dug a hole. Tell ’em Dale.
Dale Kerrigan: I dug a hole.

The Frots 10:02 am 28 Jul 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

That is very disturbing.

Absolutely – any ideas as to what it actually was yet???

Erg0 9:52 am 28 Jul 11

Thought I heard something.

PBO 9:47 am 28 Jul 11

Read it properley, “potentially explosive material ” is a very wide reaching term. It could have been a packet of old nitroglycerin capsules, an old oxygen cylinder or any alcohol based cleaning product. There are lots of medical products that can explode with minimum effort.

That is very disturbing.

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