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  • Powder falling inside SJ-bound plane triggers haz-mat response

    01/13/2017 5:04:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Updated 10:59 pm, Thursday, January 12, 2017 | Michael Bodley
    Two flight attendants on Flight 322, which departed Seattle just before 5 p.m., reported feeling ill after the powder intermittently sprinkled down from an air vent in the galley at the front of the plane, said the spokeswoman, Ann Zaninovich. One was taken to a hospital to be evaluated, she said, adding that no passengers reported any symptoms and the plane’s pilots were not affected. A preliminary investigation into the plane, which landed just before 7 p.m., revealed that the substance was probably residue from the aircraft’s de-icing system, which isn’t toxic, she said. Emergency crews — including the San...
  • Metropolitan Opera Cancels Performance After White Substance Is Tossed Into Orchestra Pit

    10/29/2016 6:10:17 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 29, 2016 | MICHAEL COOPER and CHRISTOPHER MELE
    An audience member at the Metropolitan Opera threw a white powdery substance into the orchestra pit on Saturday during an intermission of the afternoon performance of Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell,” officials said, prompting the company to cancel the rest of the show and that night’s performance of “L’Italiana in Algeri” while the police investigated.
  • Islamic State fired crude chemical weapons on US troops – Pentagon

    09/21/2016 11:04:46 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 21 2016 | Spencer Ackerman in New York
    Islamic State forces have fired crude chemical weapons at US troops in Iraq, the Pentagon has confirmed, a startling disclosure that US officials promptly downplayed as resulting in no deaths or injuries. The attack came from a powdered mustard agent delivered in a mortar or rocket shell and fired on US forces on Tuesday at the Qayyarah West air base near Mosul. The air base, recaptured from Isis in July, is a pivotal staging ground for a highly anticipated attack on Mosul, Isis’s capital in Iraq approximately 40 miles (65km) to the north. Related: The harrowing story of the woman...
  • ATF Backs Off on Wetted Nitrocellulose, Smokeless Powder Production (temporarily) Uneffected

    09/03/2016 7:40:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | September 1, 2016
    The rumor is circulating that new federal regulations / reclassification of Wetted Nitrocellulose by ATF will put an end to domestic smokeless powder production in the U.S. This is both true and not true. The BATFE proposed a new regulation for the storage, transportation and documentation of “wetted nitrocellulose,” which is a precursor for manufacture of smokeless powder. This proposed regulation would make compliance so difficult and expensive that it could cut off domestic production. However, because of industry input about the possible consequences of this proposed regulation, the BATFE has decided to withdraw it for further consideration. It could...
  • White powder found in Trump Tower mailroom; 6 being evaluated

    04/28/2016 6:13:59 PM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    ABC7NY.com ^ | 28 Apr 16 | ABC
    White powder found in Trump Tower mailroom; 6 being evaluated NEW YORK (WABC) -- The FDNY, EMS, and NYPD were called to Trump Tower in Manhattan after a suspicious white powder was found. The powder was discovered around 8:15 p.m. in the 5th floor mailroom. A Trump Campaign source tells ABC News the 5th floor offices have been evacuated at Trump Tower, but most staff had already left for the day.
  • Man pleads guilty to sending white powder to Jewish orgs

    04/12/2016 12:55:20 PM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/2016 | JTA
    Suspicious white powder, together with vile anti-Semitic rant, triggered security scare; man could face year in prison. A Boulder man accused of sending letters containing a suspicious white powder to two Jewish organizations in the Colorado city pleaded guilty. Jeffery Thomas Klinkel, 34, pleaded guilty late last month to one count each of felony menacing and using a hoax chemical or biological weapon, the Daily Camera reported Monday. He will be sentenced on June 1 and faces up to five years in prison. On April 6, 2015, the Boulder JCC received a letter that read, "This Goyim is enjoying the...
  • MAN FACES CHARGES FOR CURSING OUT IRS

    02/24/2016 9:18:17 AM PST · by Raycpa · 31 replies
    Accounting Today ^ | 2/24/2016 | By Admin
    <p>A taxpayer has been charged with mailing a threatening communication after he responded to a notice from the Internal Revenue Service about overdue taxes by scribbling a profanity on the letter and mailing it back to the IRS.</p> <p>Enrique Santiago of the Bronx, N.Y., allegedly wrote, “I do not live at this address anymore, so go f–k yourself,” on the IRS notice and told the post office to return it to the sender. The IRS had intended the notice for his nephew, named Enrique A. Santiago, but he had moved out of the elder Santiago’s home a month earlier after a “physical altercation” with his uncle, according to the New York Post. Santiago shares a similar name with his nephew, who owes the IRS $3,032.57 in unpaid taxes.</p>
  • Could metal particles be the clean fuel of the future?

    12/20/2015 2:14:30 PM PST · by Lurkina.n.Learnin · 38 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | December 9, 2015 | McGill University
    Can you imagine a future where your car is fueled by iron powder instead of gasoline? Metal powders, produced using clean primary energy sources, could provide a more viable long-term replacement for fossil fuels than other widely discussed alternatives, such as hydrogen, biofuels or batteries, according to a study in the Dec. 15 issue of the journal Applied Energy. "Technologies to generate clean electricity -- primarily solar and wind power -- are being developed rapidly; but we can't use that electricity for many of the things that oil and gas are used for today, such as transportation and global energy...
  • FBI Investigating Suspicious Letters to Many Oregon Sheriffs

    07/28/2015 12:24:59 PM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 27, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    Haz-mat teams and federal investigators responded across Oregon on Monday after numerous sheriffs received suspicious mail, some of it delivering an unknown substance, authorities told NBC News.
  • Envelope tests positive for anthrax in the Bahamas

    10/21/2001 11:38:34 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 17 replies · 337+ views
    Ananova ^ | Monday 22nd October 2001 | Ananova
    An envelope containing white powder in a Nassau post office has initially tested positive for anthrax. This is the first discovery of anthrax in the Caribbean, officials say. The letter was destined for a Bahamas address and had a local stamp, claims Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson. Investigators are naming the recipient or whether the envelope had a return address. Lab tests at a Nassau hospital indicate the presence of anthrax spores, says Chief Medical Officer Marceline Dahl-Regis. Officials are now waiting for the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm it the bacterium. None of the 10 employees ...
  • Best place to get primers, powder and bullets for reloading?

    01/26/2015 4:59:59 AM PST · by kyperman · 29 replies
    1/26/2015 | kyperman
    I am thinking about getting into reloading, want to know where the best place to buy supplies is...websites, etc....not that I have any guns, all lost is that stupid boating accident years ago.
  • Belgians Detain Iraqi Suspected Of Mailing Nerve Gas Chemical

    06/08/2003 9:32:35 PM PDT · by Wallaby · 16 replies · 299+ views
    The New York Times | June 6, 2003 | Reuters
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. Belgians Detain Iraqi Suspected Of Mailing Nerve Gas Chemical Reuters The New York Times Section A; Page 16; Column 5; Foreign Desk June 6, 2003, Friday, Late Edition - Final BRUSSELS, June 5 The Belgian police said today that they had detained an Iraqi man after 10 letters containing a nerve gas ingredient were sent to the prime minister's office, the American and British Embassies and a court trying suspected members of Al Qaeda. Inside the letters was a brownish-yellow powder that contained phenarsazine chloride, an...
  • Belgium Detains Iraqi Man in Toxic Letters Case

    06/05/2003 1:02:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 208+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2003
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors said on Thursday they had detained a man of Iraqi nationality after a series of letters containing a nerve gas ingredient were sent to the prime minister's office and the U.S. and British embassies. A spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office told a news conference the 45-year-old man was arrested late on Wednesday in the western Belgian town of Deinze. Two postal workers were taken to hospital after being exposed to the chemicals in the letters at mail depots. No one else was hurt by the 10 letters sent to a variety of targets, including...
  • Powder in Georgetown Room Tests Positive for Ricin; ‘No Immediate Threat,’ University Says

    03/19/2014 4:59:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Clarence Williams
    A white powder found Tuesday in a Georgetown University dorm room tested positive for ricin, but the university said Wednesday that there was no immediate threat to the community. Law enforcement officials said they believed there was no connection to terrorism. In an email to the campus community Wednesday afternoon, school officials said a substance that was removed from a room in the McCarthy Hall dormitory tested positive for ricin. The white powder can cause respiratory distress, respiratory failure, and multi-organ dysfunction, according to the Centers for Disease Control. SNIP FBI spokeswoman Jacqueline Maguire said no arrests had been made...
  • Palm Beach Fire Rescue investigating reports of white powder at PBIA

    04/07/2014 7:40:36 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 20 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/7/2014 | Hannah Winston
    Palm Beach Fire Rescue is investigating reports of white powder found at Palm Beach International Airport. Crews were called to the scene just after 10 a.m. Check back for updates on this breaking news story
  • Letter and powder spark alarm at US consulate (in Berlin, Germany)

    12/27/2013 8:33:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 Dec 2013 14:59 GMT+01:00
    US consulate staff in Berlin found a package on Friday containing white powder and a threatening letter addressed to president Barack Obama.According to Berlin newspaper the BZ, three members of consulate staff came into contact with the unidentified powder, and a suspicious liquid. …
  • Black Powder vs Smokeless Powder (video only)

    07/05/2013 7:38:10 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-4-2013 | hickok45
    A basics video to show the difference between black powder and smokeless powder. Many who hear these terms are likely not clear as to what is meant or have some misconceptions.
  • Reid bill would require background checks to purchase explosive powders

    04/25/2013 5:45:42 AM PDT · by opentalk · 199 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2013
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would require background checks to be run on anyone buying explosive powder, a reaction to last week's Boston Marathon bombing. Reid introduced the bill, S. 792, for Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who has been out sick for much of the year. But in a press statement, Lautenberg said the Boston bombing shows that background checks are needed for explosive materials. "It defies common sense that anyone, even a terrorist, can walk into a store in America and buy explosive powders without a background check or any questions asked,"...
  • Ressam gets 22 years for millennium bomb plot

    12/03/2008 3:16:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 504+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 3, 2008 | Mike Carter
    Ahmed Ressam was resentenced this morning to 22 years in federal prison for conspiring to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport despite telling a judge that he recanted everything he has told the federal government about terrorist activities. Federal prosecutors had urged U.S. District Judge John Coughenour to send Ressam to prison for life — a sentence Ressam said he would accept now that he had cleared his conscience about his cooperation, which ended in 2003. Prosecutors pointed out that Ressam's defiance has cost two high-profile terrorism prosecutions so far, and that Ressam has actively tried to help the cases...
  • Emergency at CBS Studios White Powder in Mailroom

    09/28/2011 3:30:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    TMZ ^ | 9/28/11 | staff
    Police and emergency vehicles arrived to CBS Television City in Hollywood moments ago ... after someone reported that white powder spilled out of a letter in the CBS mailroom. Law enforcement sources confirm ... cops are investigating the scene. Sources on the lot tell TMZ ... the letter was NOT addressed to anyone on "Dancing with the Stars" ... but so far, it's unclear who the intended recipient was. It's not the first time CBS has had an anthrax scare -- just last year, the studio went on lockdown when production staff found white powder in a letter addressed to...