An explosive thermal decomposition of 15 gallons of an unstable peroxidizable material

(This photo was used on Operation Iraqi Freedom leaflets dropped over Iraq in 2003)

Reactive Hazards Recognition - RHR

- Introduction -

Picric Acid As a hazardous material professional with over 31 years of direct experience in the handling of highly reactive materials, explosive materials, radioactive materials and gas cylinders, I have come in contact with many people who have handled or responded to an incident involving these materials, however, many of them have never directly witnessed the violent decomposition of these materials and/or donít understand many of the problems associated with them. Over the years while working throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico and Alaska, I have become very familiar with the many problems associated with these chemical compounds.

During my career, I have assisted environmental professionals in industry, research & development, educational institutions, hospitals, fire departments, police and government agencies (Client List) in the education and recognition of the hazards associated with hazardous materials. My training video ďAn Introduction to Reactive & Explosive MaterialsĒ has helped people understand the violent nature of these materials in the United States and many foreign countries. Go to the link below for more information on this informative video. At this point in my career, I have decided to direct my attention to the recognition and education of others who will come in contact with these chemicals compounds. Please check this site for information regarding my future involvement in the training related to the safe handling and understanding of the problems related to these hazardous materials.

If there is any situation in which I may be of assistance, please feel free to contact me at the phone number or email address listed below.

Assorted Explosives

Reactive Hazards Recognition
1 Wilkie Way
Vernon, NJ 07462

Attn: Thomas F. Gundlach

Phone ......... Phone: 973-764-1781

Cell Phone ........... 201-280-4287

E-Mail me at :

Other Pages & Sites of Interest:

  • "An Introduction to Reactive & Explosive Materials" - The Video

  • Peroxidizable Compounds - An Insidious Hazard

  • A Contribution to the War on Terrorism

  • Emilcott - Training Institute & Safety Consultants

  • Sailer Environmental, Inc. - Enviro. Consultants

  • MSDS Sites on the Net - The List

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