posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 11:29 PM
RCMP officials have intensified their investigation into two tonnes of an explosive chemical compound that went missing, CTV News has learned.
* The 6,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was manufactured in Alberta by Agrium Inc.
* It was shipped to Dyno Nobel, an explosives company, which prepared it and bagged it.
* Dyno Nobel hired one or more trucking companies to carry the explosive material across the Rockies to Kinder Morgan's North Vancouver yard.
* From there, it was shipped to a storage facility in Surrey. That's when the two bags were discovered missing.
Ammonium nitrate, commonly used as a high-nitrogen fertilizer, is sold to mining companies as an oxidizing agent for explosives. It has also been used
in several terrorist attacks, including the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168 people and injured more than 600.