The City of Moose Jaw’s household hazardous waste collection got a little too hazardous, and the bomb squad had to be called in.
Around noon on Saturday, someone brought in a container filled with crystallized organic peroxide. That is a chemical substance that can be extremely dangerous with concerns about flammability and shock-sensitive explosives.
The container was put in a safe zone, and the Moose Jaw fire department was consulted, but didn’t have the tools to safely deal with the chemical. The city called in the RCMP’s bomb disposal unit from Regina.
The RCMP took the container to the city’s gravel yard, and detonated it there. No one was hurt, and nothing was damaged.