Sandia to conduct controlled explosives test

Updated: 04/17/2014 1:00 PM | Created: 04/17/2014 12:58 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

ALBUQUERQUE -- Sandia National Laboratories plans to conduct an explosive test on Thursday afternoon in a test field on Kirtland Air Force Base.

Between 3:30-5 p.m., Sandia officials say some Albuquerque residents could hear a small explosion associated with the experiment. Some black smoke might be visible above Kirtland Air Force Base for a short time following the test.

All hazards associated with the test are controlled, according to a news release. The test is being conducted in accordance with permits for Sandia's test facilities and in compliance with all applicable environmental regulations.

Photo: Sandia National Laboratories

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