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Search for Highly Explosive Detonation Cord in Rural Counties

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DUVAL COUNTY (Kiii News) -

In Jim Wells and Duval Counties, the search was on Wednesday for an explosives detonation cord that an oil field company somehow lost.

Authorities in those counties said that the company that owns the detonation cord, Weatherford, notified them on Saturday that they had lost two of the explosives detonation cords. They have since found one in Duval County, but the other one is still missing.

A detonation cord is essentially a long, thin bomb. Its purpose is to set off a group of explosives.

Videos can be found on the Internet that demonstrate the power the cord possesses. The detonation cord is a high speed fuse which explodes, rather than burning, and is suitable for detonating high explosives. The cord is used to chain together multiple explosive charges and is typically used for mining, drilling, demolitions and even warfare.

On Wednesday, Weatherford employees could be seen looking for the cord along Highway 44 in both Duval and Jim Wells Counties, using nothing more than their eyes and a stick. A Weatherford uniform was tied to a barbed wire fence that appeared to be a marker of some sort.

Employees refused to comment when asked about their search.

Those same employees who had been out on the highway returned to the Weatherford Wireline Services facility, located on Harkins Avenue in Alice, but again would not say anything or answer any questions.

Kiii News Reporter Mike DaSilva was Live along Highway 44 as the search went on.

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