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GOVERNING STORING AND HANDLING OF EXPLOSIVES BY ORDINANCE

Issue 11 and Volume 80.

GOVERNING STORING AND HANDLING OF EXPLOSIVES BY ORDINANCE Some Suggestions Contained in the Laws of Oakland, Cal.—Safeguarding Measures Afford Safety to Communities AT This time, with the disaster at the Lake Denmark Naval Ammunition Depot, in New Jersey, in which explosions of munitions of war caused a heavy loss of life and property damage of some $100,000,000. fresh in mind, the subject of the storing of explosives is a pertinent one with fire chiefs. The following paper will, therefore, be of especial interest: Handling and storing explosives in excessive amounts, as used by the government and the industries manufacturing them, may well be left to experts on the subject as it is quite extensive in scope and justice could not be done to the subject in a paper of this length. For the benefit of communities having no particular ordinances or rulings on explosives, I am submitting a few suggestive…

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