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Redstone Arsenal: No dead, 2 injured in explosion

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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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Redstone Arsenal: No dead, 2 injured in explosion


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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Redstone Arsenal officials say two people have been injured and nobody has been killed in an explosion on the Army base in north Alabama.

A statement from Deputy Public Affairs Officer Kimberly Henry said one of the injured was being taken by helicopter to a Birmingham hospital and one to a Huntsville hospital. The explosion occurred Wednesday morning in a building that handles aviation and missile testing.

The statement said there were no fatalities and that all employees in the area have been accounted for. A county official had reported earlier that one person wa
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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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Not sure what to make of this at this point. It just makes you wonder. This is a chemical explosion at the Redstone Arsenal, which says it employs 32,000 people on 38,000 acres at Huntsville. This is the center of Army missile and helicopter programs. Additionally this base is also used in the development of weapons systems.

Redstone is a historic facility. For more than 40 years, Redstone has been the heart of the Army's rocket and missile programs. Dr. Werner von Braun and his German rocket experts developed the first ballistic missile here.

We'll see how this plays out. The explosion was quite sizable.

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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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I have family that works in this field. what happens is that the experienced people know how to make te chemical measurements on the fly without looking at the books and noobies think they can do the same only to screw up and make mistakes that lead to accidents.

*erhaps that is what happened here.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 11:35 AM
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A little more information has come out

We understand the chemical ammonium nitrate was involved in the explosion at Test Area 10. The Arsenal sent an email to workers in nearby buildings to let them know about the explosion, and to say the situation was NOT an exercise. In the email, they asked workers to stay inside until they hear otherwise.

www.baltimoresun.com...

Ammonium nitrate is commonly used in solid fuels and explosives. I just commented in another thread about the NYC car bomber and his use of an improper fertilizer for his car bomb.

I'm not implying any connection here, this is just bizarre. Plain and simple.



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