Salty Brine Explosion Mystery Solved?

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URI Researchers believe they have found the culprit.

In a bizarre twist, worthy of a CSI episode, scientists used science to solve a mystery that has had Rhode Island…and the national news…stumped. The 4th of July explosion that left a Connecticut women injured after throwing her 10 feet into a jetty had beachgoers worried about terrorism and mad bombers.

It turns out the likely explanation is far more innocent, but no less interesting.

Salty Brine Hydrogen Cumbustion

The ProJo reports:

The cause of the July 11 blast at Salty Brine State Beach was very likely the buildup of hydrogen gas in the sand, caused by the corrosion of an abandoned copper cable, officials announced at a State Department of Environmental Management news conference at DEMĀ  headquarters in Providence.

So the cable would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for those damn kids!

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Blast Correspondent

Tristan's just this guy, ya know?