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The Incident

Highly reactive reagent (MNNG) caught fire in transit

The Investigation

MNNG - (N-Methyl-N'-Nitro-N-Nitrosoguanidine a diazomethane precursor) was made and sent from India as a 25kg package - this caught fire as the compound thermally ran away. normally it is limited to 25 g packages, a sample was supplied from India in a 25 kg package and this caught fire.

Conclusions

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