Officials Investigate After Mysterious Disappearance of 30-Ton Shipment of Explosive Chemicals

More than 30 tons of ammonium nitrate shipped by rail from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to California April 12 never arrived at its destination.

The fertilizer — transported as pellets in a covered hopper car often used to ship coal — fell from the railcar on the way to a rail siding, according to a KQED report. The explosives company that shpped the hazardous material notified federal authorities May 10 about the missing material.

Timothy McVeigh used ammonium nitrate to bomb the Oklahoma City federal building where law enforcement planned the raid on the Waco, Texas, compound housing the Branch Davidians. McVeigh used approximately two tons of ammonium nitrate in the 1995 attack that killed 168 and wounded hundreds more.

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Author: HP McLovincraft

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