Re: SF Recology Center evacuated after mortar, gunpowder turned in
- The ONLY thing to do was to call the police! They know what to do. They have "bomb squads" to safely remove or detonate stuff like that.
--- In Valley_Eye@yahoogroups.com, Illena Takahashi <ictakahashi@...> wrote:
> Yipes, thanks Russel.
> Although it's not officially accepted, I think it's better than dumping it in
> the environment (like so much else along park roads). Wonder if there is an
> acceptable alternative--no questions asked? Might be good to get the word out,
> if so. (Yes, of course, in multiple languages, my dear Marlene. xo)
> From: "rmorine@..." <rmorine@...>
> To: Valley_Eye@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Fri, April 26, 2013 9:19:08 AM
> Subject: [Valley_Eye] SF Recology Center evacuated after mortar, gunpowder
> turned in
> This happened yesterday (Thursday)..I used to work for Recology (when it was
> called Sanitary Fill) and I know that they have a well trained hazardous
> response team that is experienced in the identification of prohibited waste such
> as explosives. Calling the SFPD bomb squad was the only option because you don't
> want explosives to go back to a possibly uncontrolled situation...
> SF Recology Center evacuated after mortar, gunpowder turned in
> KTVU.com and wires
> SAN FRANCISCO â"
> Employees at the Recology garbage and recycling center in San Francisco's
> Visitacion Valley neighborhood were evacuated Wednesday after someone turned in
> a mortar and gunpowder, according to fire officials.
> Employees at the facility, located at 501 Tunnel Ave., reported the incident to
> police around 11:30 a.m., Officer Gordon Shyy said.
> A police bomb squad responded to the facility, evacuated employees and deemed
> the area safe about an hour later, Shyy said.
> Recology accepts small amounts of hazardous materials generated by businesses
> and households, such as motor oil, paint, sludge or asbestos, but does not
> accept ammunition or other weapons-related waste, according to its website.