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Fertilizer firms reviewing security programs


June 15, 2010
By Canadian Press Radio Station AM640

June 15, 2010, Toronto – Following a
scare caused by a fertilizer sale in southern Ontario last month, the
fertilizer industry will audit current security programs for ammonium
nitrate.

June 15, 2010, Toronto – Following a
scare caused by a fertilizer sale in southern Ontario last month, the
fertilizer industry will audit current security programs for ammonium nitrate.

Dave Finlayson, executive director
of the Fertilizer Safety and Security Council , says even though there was no
security risk, it’s an opportunity to make sure everything is up to date.

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Police were alerted to the purchase
of ammonium nitrate in Lincoln, Ont., about 100 kilometres from Toronto – where
the G20 summit will be held later this month.

The sale was apparently made without
proper documentation, and store workers contacted police.

Investigators were later contacted
by the buyer and police said last week no charges would be laid.

Ammonium nitrate is used by farmers
as fertilizer, but it can also be converted into an explosive.


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