"ADVISORY NOTICE TO ALL EXPLOSIVES INDUSTRY MEMBERS"

This advisory is posted as a precaution in response to the terrorist attacks on high profile sites within the United States on September 11, 2001, and not as a result of criminal intelligence.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is reminding all persons who distribute, import, manufacture, and/or store explosive materials to be on alert for suspicious activities at or near explosives storage and distribution areas. ATF is requesting that all explosives storage areas be checked, that all inventory of explosives be fully reconciled. Further, we ask that any breeches to magazine structures and any thefts/losses be reported to ATF at 1-888-ATF-BOMB immediately upon discovery.

ATF is requesting that any suspicious activities be reported immediately to State and/or local authorities and to ATF by calling 1-888-ATF-BOMB.

For all other inquiries, please feel free to contact the ATF Public Safety Branch, Arson & Explosives Programs Division, at 202-927-7930"

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