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C&EN has a detailed report of a house in San Diego which was found to be filled with chemicals and home made explosives. Authorities decided it would be dangerous to identify, remove, and destroy so many materials. So they burned the house.

Individual purchased commercial chemicals and processed them by distillation to concentrate them to explosives grades, and made numerous high explosives. He had highly concentrated acids and hydrogen peroxide.

The place was discovered when a gardener shoveling gravel outside experienced an explosion.

The article demonstrates what a determined individual can do in a free society if he is willing to make the effort.

Once the house was burned, the property was returned to the owner.
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