Date: 2010-01-27 11:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yes. Hairypony discovered about 100g dry picric acid out at one of our old employer's farm sites. Management were not pleased with all the technical staff refusing to dispose of it (or even enter the shed), less pleased when Health and Safety backed up requests for getting the professionals in to dispose of it.

Something dawned on them when the disposal guy put on the bomb disposal gear...

...then put the jar in a bubble wrap bag

...wrapped that in more bubble wrap

...then put it in a sealed steel cannister

...more bubble wrap

...into a big steel drum

...and filled it with sand

Didn't quite need escort vehicles.

Date: 2010-01-28 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Don't forget the epilogue to any good picric bomb story!

Said drum is driven to beach, quarry, or otherwise empty place with no one and nothing to harm.

Police sniper who either won/lost the draw (depending on the sensibilities of your local force) then shoots barrel.

Hilarity ensues.

Date: 2010-01-28 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah dried out chemicals - there is no end of fun to be had there :/

Where you at ANU when they had the big explosion over at chemistry that took out a cold room and part of the room above and knocked out the exterior wall for the cold room? Fun times! Apparently they have a hopper out the back of the chem building full of chemicals they can't dispose of cos they aren't labelled and the chemical disposal guys won't touch them.

Date: 2010-01-28 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Having read [ profile] funranium's entry involving picric acid, it was what immediately sprang to mind when I read that story!

Date: 2010-01-28 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, is that what that was about... Heard all the radio traffic about it but didn't actually catch what the incident was.


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