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Does the US report bombs they disposed?

Postby Koalabear » Tue, 06 Jul 2010 6:36 am

I was at one exchange place, jersey city on july 2nd. At around 7pm, police has sealed off a car park adjacent to it and I heard a loud explosion at around 10pm. Most people thought its the fireworks but having been both involved in a fireworks business and served my time at Singapore's bomb disposal ordinance unit, I am sure that explosives were detonated within the building as I've heard car detonations every week during my NS.

The surreal thing is, there is absolutely nothing on the paper about this. The closest local forum where someone asked what had happened was removed.
I may be wrong but I thought the US govt has obligations to report to the public of bomb threats?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 06 Jul 2010 7:08 am

So maybe it wasn't a bomb threat? :roll:

While you are a member of a bomb disposal, I also have a US Blaster License (or used to, as I've not renewed in recent decades). Lots of thing sound like an explosion. Also depends on where it is, acoustically as well as the type of explosion as you should already know. Most actual bomb disposals, if in a civilian setting will be reported. However, those set off on a military installation will not necessarily be. Additionally, it would depend on the containment method being used as well wouldn't it.

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Postby Koalabear » Tue, 06 Jul 2010 8:40 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:So maybe it wasn't a bomb threat? :roll:

While you are a member of a bomb disposal, I also have a US Blaster License (or used to, as I've not renewed in recent decades). Lots of thing sound like an explosion. Also depends on where it is, acoustically as well as the type of explosion as you should already know. Most actual bomb disposals, if in a civilian setting will be reported. However, those set off on a military installation will not necessarily be. Additionally, it would depend on the containment method being used as well wouldn't it.


thats what i thought initially. all bombs within a civilian building must be transferred to the detonation site with those large cement mixer like trucks. Maybe it was too risky to transfer?

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 06 Jul 2010 10:00 pm

Koalabear wrote: all bombs within a civilian building must be transferred to the detonation site with those large cement mixer like trucks.


a truck like this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIPprUxFap8


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