KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knox County Sheriff’s Office Fire and Explosive Unit was at a West Knoxville lab after a bottle of Picric Acid in a lab has crystallized.
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal is using a robot to remove the crystallized acid from the building and will conduct a controlled detonation to eliminate the hazard. Sheriff Tom Spangler urges people in the immediate vicinity to not be concerned when/if they hear a loud explosion.
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Picric acid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is an OSHA Class A Explosive when crystallized.
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