Comments: Morehead City Port Shut for Third Day Because of Explosive Spills

Having worked in explosives safety, noone who knows anything about explosive safety would ship 450 pounds of PETN on the same ship. This is the sort of stuff used a few grains at a time. (7,000 grains per pound for the unitiated)(all pun intended) I certainly don't know for a fact but this could be another terror attack that didn't work and the administration is trying to hide it.

Posted by Jerry in Detroit at January 14, 2010 09:33 PM

Actually, Jerry, it's 50 x 2.2 lbs per kg x 9 = 990 lbs of PETN.

Posted by SDN at January 15, 2010 12:28 PM