handling and packaging, the corrosiveness, and the knowledge, equipment, and skills needed in synthesizing explosives from precursor chemicals. Liquid explosive chemicals include nitrobenzene, sodium hypochlorite solution, hydrogen peroxide, and nitric acid.
Cost is the purchase price of the explosive chemical, given as a price per pound when purchased in ton quantities. Urea has the lowest unit cost at $0.0903 per pound.
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Containing the Threat from Illegal Bombings: An Integrated National Strategy for Marking, Tagging, Rendering Inert, and Licensing Explosives and Their Precursors.
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