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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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Explosives found in the hospital
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.

colourful sydney rac 9:31 am 28 Jul 11

That is very disturbing.

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