Fireworks Disposal Shock

On Monday, the Midland Police Department, Texas disposed of 10 tonnes of illegal fireworks confiscated mainly last year. The operation was performed during the day as not to attract unwanted attention from the public thinking it was a night time firework display.

The fireworks were ordered to be disposed of by the court, so they could not be donated to firework displays, though the majority of the fireworks came from last years ‘Fourth of July’ celebrations. It also served as training for their bomb squad and pyrotechnics who controlled the explosion, however not everything went to plan as the vast array of explosions took three and a half days to finish.