OK, I admit to being not too informed on this subject. Thanks for correcting me. But I still say that labeling it all as explosives was sloppy reporting.
Although the way it might become explosive, over a long time period, would certainly have been a fact to report.
So a "range limit" means what? Is that the max you can dispose of in a noisy fashion?
If so, having a limit of 100 pounds and setting off 10,000 pounds was the problem? Hey, it is only a mistake with the decimal point and I used to do that all the time,way back when. On a slide rule
Whose mining engineer dad told him firmly to stay clear of old powder magazines and to truly fear sweaty dynamite.