Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A homemade bomb was discovered Wednesday along the train tracks which bring coal into TransAlta’ power plant outside Centralia, WA.
There is a possibility the explosive fashioned from a five-gallon propane tank fell off of a coal car coming into the coal burning plant. It was found upside down in a ditch along railroad tracks near a trestle, about a mile from the power plant.
The blasting cap on the device had burned, but the tank did not explode.
Earlier this week, the sheriff’s office in Thurston County was called to investigate a suspicious fire on a train trestle along state Route 507 near McKenna and Yelm.