New River Explosion Site Had "Caches of Explosives" in the '90s

An Environmental Protection Agency document from the late '90s states "caches of explosives" were found at the New River ranch where a man lost his leg in an explosion this week.

The former owner of that ranch, Charles Byers, who manufactured explosive devices at the site, told a TV station in California this week he's certain that no explosives were left at the site. Although it seems like quite the coincidence, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office investigators still aren't sure whether this week's explosion was related to the old munitions-maker.

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