Alberta RCMP are reminding people to properly dispose of explosives and detonators. According to police, historic rules gave Alberta farmers easy access to dynamite and as a result there is a large quantity of explosives that remain forgotten on properties.
From November 2017 to October 2018 the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit recovered a substantial amount of commercial explosives, which include 25 kilograms of Geogel, 205 sticks of dynamite, eight slurry explosives, 233 detonators, 2 and a half rolls (750 metres long) of detonator cord and one bag of cordite (from Second World War).
“Please remember that no matter how old an explosive is, it is still extremely dangerous,” said RCMP Cpl. Paul Zanon. “We want Albertans to be safe and the safest thing to do is to call us.”
People who find explosives or detonators should contact local police. Don’t move or touch explosives and provide a picture and an approximate age of the device, if possible.
RCMP EDU officers are trained to safely dispose of explosives and detonators.