Headlines ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 Celso Cruz, chairman emeritus of the Philippine Pyrotechnics Manufacturers and Dealers Association, said the current practice of using the mixture of potassium chlorate
and sulfur in fireworks results in unstable products usually susceptible to accidental explosions.
Cruz said government inspectors have not been enforcing a ban on the use of potassium chlorate
, a highly unstable chemical compound.
They include nitric acid, sodium nitrate and potassium chlorate
in fireworks, unauthorized storage of fireworks at public display site and non-adherence of prescribed safety distances between display site and spectators, etc.
They are cheaper because of the use of chemicals such as potassium chlorate
and perchlorates that are banned in India as they are not safe for the climate here.
And this garbage, far from being eco-friendly, is extremely hazardous for the environment as it comprises chemicals like phosphorous, sulphur and potassium chlorate
, and tones of burnt paper.
Barnes, an IRA transport officer, had travelled to the property from London with a cache of potassium chlorate
for the device.
Pakistan had taken some steps to disrupt the IED supply network, including several significant seizures of IED materials such as potassium chlorate
and commercial-grade explosives, but more efforts were needed, it added.
Sherratt, now of Lamport Street, Toxteth, had also faced charges of possessing low explosive compositions, one made up of ammonium nitrate, potassium and other chemical substances, the other of acetone, nitrocellulose, potassium chlorate
, antimony and sulphur.
The material included stocks of potassium chlorate
and ammonium chlorate, FC officials said.
At least 60 bags of potassium chlorate
, mortar shells, timers, landmines, detonators, fuses, improvised explosive device circuits and gel explosives were recovered from the basement of the house, said Colonel Mohamed Naeem Sarwar.
Earlier, two men were arrested after they were found driving a truck containing 15 tons of potassium chlorate