Old Laser Toner Cartridge Turned Into a Bomb?November 2, 2010 2 Comments
News about an old or used laser toner cartridge being made as a tool to create a bomb and hide it as a part of an air cargo shipment has been the talk of the town recently. However, there are still speculations if this is really possible and how could it be done.
Before October 2010 ended, a headline about a suspicious cargo shipment from Yemen to the United States was considered to be a strategy for terrorist attack. How did that happen? Well, the packages were investigated as a reaction to the same cargo shipments found in United Kingdom and Dubai when the two UPS planes bound to America stayed there for a while. When the package was opened, there was a clear toner cartridge in it with wires coming out and seems like it was being controlled.
Since this situation was considered as a terrorist strategy, the government of the United States is doing all its efforts to analyze the case and be prepared with the legal actions.
Experts in the laser toner cartridge industry have actually stated that this laser toner cartridges and ink cartridges can actually be used as containers for bomb materials since any product or item can be made as a cover of such explosive things. Nevertheless, advanced technology will be needed to really come up with this dangerous thing.
A good thing that you could actually do is just donate those used laser toners and ink cartridges to recycling programs. In this way, you help the environment plus you also put these items into good use.