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Material Safety Data Sheet

Personal Protective Equipment Transport Symbol

NFPA

Preparation Date: 03-26-06

Revision Date: 25-Mar-2006

Revision Number: 1

1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Product Code: MATS Index Supplier(s): POWERDITCH 1000, POWERPRO, POWERFRAC, GELDYNE, COALITE 8SU, DYNASHEAR, GEL COALITE Z, XACTEX, GEOGEL 40053 60905 Orica USA Inc. 33101 E. Quincy Avenue Watkins, CO 80137-9406 For MSDS Requests:1-877-33-ORICA Chemical Name: Synonyms: Recommended Use: Contact Manufacturer: No information available. No information available. Detonator-sensitive gelatin explosive Orica Canada Inc. Maple Street Brownsburg, PQ For MSDS Requests: 450-533-4201 FOR CHEMICAL EMERGENCIES (24 HOUR) INVOLVING TRANSPORTATION, SPILL, LEAK, RELEASE, FIRE OR ACCIDENTS: IN CANADA CALL THE ORICA CANADA TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM AT 1-877-561-3636 IN THE U.S. CALL CHEMTREC (800) 424-9300. IN THE U.S. FOR LOST, STOLEN OR MISPLACED EXPLOSIVES CALL: BATF 1800-800-3855. FORM ATF F 5400.0 MUST BE COMPLETED AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES (STATE/MUNICIPAL POLICE, ETC) MUST BE ADVISED.

Emergency Telephone Number:

2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

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2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Emergency Overview: Risk of explosion by shock, fire or other sources of ignition. Very toxic if swallowed Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. Oxidizing agent. Physical State: Semi-solid POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS: Principle Routes of Exposure Acute effects Eyes Skin Inhalation: Ingestion: Chronic effects Eye contact, Skin contact, Ingestion. Moderately irritating to the eyes. Irritating to skin. May be absorbed through the skin in harmful amounts. May cause sensitization by skin contact. Irritating to respiratory system. Very toxic if swallowed. Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause methemoglobinemia. May cause methemoglobinemia. Odor: characteristic.

See Section 11 for additional Toxicological information. Aggravated Medical Conditions Skin disorders. Hypotension.

Interactions with other chemicals No information available Potential environmental effects Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Hazardous components

Chemical Name Ammonium chloride Nitroglycerin Ethylene glycol, dinitrate Sodium chloride Nitrocellulose Sulphur Ammonium Nitrate Sodium Nitrate CAS-No 12125-02-9 55-63-0 628-96-6 7647-14-5 9004-70-0 7704-34-9 6484-52-2 7631-99-4 Weight % 10 - 30 1 - 20 8 - 76 20 - 30 0-6 0-4 0 - 75 0 - 50

4. FIRST AID MEASURES

General advice: In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice IMMEDIATELY (show the product label where possible).

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40053 - POWERDITCH 1000, POWERPRO, Revision Date: 25-Mar-2006 POWERFRAC, GELDYNE, COALITE 8SU, DYNASHEAR, GEL COALITE Z, XACTEX, GEOGEL _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Eye contact: Immediately flush with plenty of water. After initial flushing, remove any contact lenses and continue flushing for at least 15 minutes. Immediate medical attention is required. Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water removing all contaminated clothes and shoes. If skin irritation persists, call a physician. Move victim to fresh air. Give artificial respiration ONLY if breathing has stopped. Give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if there is no breathing AND no pulse. Obtain medical advice IMMEDIATELY. Immediate medical attention is required. Do not induce vomiting. Clean mouth with water and afterwards drink plenty of water. If spontaneous vomiting occurs, have victim lean forward with head positioned to avoid breathing in of vomitus, rinse mouth and administer more water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Symptomatic. Administer oxygen if there are signs of cyanosis. If clinical condition deteriorates, administer 10cc Methylene Blue intravenously. It is unlikely for this to be required with methemoglobin level of less than 40%. Do not give vasopressor drugs (i.e. epinephrine, adrenaline, ephedrine, etc.) as there may be danger of producing cardiac arrhythmia. Medical conditions that may be aggravated by exposure to this product include hypotension and skin disorders.

Skin contact: Inhalation:

Ingestion:

Notes to physician:

5. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES

Flammable properties: Not itself combustible but assists fire in burning materials. The product does not flash. Rate of Burning: Does not sustain burning at atmospheric pressure. Explosive Power: 337 kJ/100 g. Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment

Suitable extinguishing media:

Unsuitable extinguishing media: Attempts to smother a fire involving this product will be ineffective as it is its own oxygen source. Smothering this product could lead to decomposition and explosion. This product is more sensitive to detonation if contaminated with organic or oxidizable material or if heated while confined. Unless the mass of product on fire is flooded with water, re-ignition is possible. Specific hazards arising from the chemical: This product is a high explosive with a mass detonation hazard. DO NOT FIGHT FIRES INVOLVING EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS. Immediately evacuate all personnel from the area to a safe distance. Guard against re-entry. Protective equipment and precautions for firefighters: As in any fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus pressure-demand, NIOSH approved (or equivalent) and full protective gear NFPA Health: 2 Flammability: 0 Instability: 3

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

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6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions: Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Use personal protective equipment. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Ensure adequate ventilation. Remove all sources of ignition. Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system. Prevent product from entering drains. Contain or absorb leaking liquid with sand or earth or other suitable substance. Avoid the use of metal tools containing iron and/or copper. Be careful to avoid shock, friction, and contact with grit. Collect product for recovery or disposal. For release to land, contain discharge by constructing dykes or applying inert absorbent; for release to water, utilize damming and/or water diversion to minimize the spread of contamination. Collect contaminated soil and water, and absorbent for proper disposal. Notify applicable government authority if release is reportable or could adversely affect the environment. .

Environmental precautions: Methods for containment: Methods for Cleaning Up:

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling This product is an explosive and should only be used under the supervision of trained personnel. The use of coveralls is recommended. Use normal good industrial hygiene and housekeeping practices. Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition. Store under moderate temperatures recommended by a technical services representative. Store under dry conditions in a well ventilated magazine that has been approved for either detonator storage or explosive storage. Do NOT store explosives in a detonator magazine or detonators in an explosive magazine. Keep away from heat, sparks and flames. Keep containers closed. Explosives should be kept well away from initiating explosives; protected from physical damage; separated from oxidizing materials, combustibles, and sources of heat. Keep away from incompatibles. Ideal storage temperature is 10-27°C (5080.6°F). Do not expose sealed containers to temperatures above 40°C (104°F).

Storage

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure guidelines

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Chemical Name Ammonium chloride Nitroglycerin Ethylene glycol, dinitrate Sodium chloride Nitrocellulose Sulphur Ammonium Nitrate Sodium Nitrate ACGIH TLV TWA: 10 mg/m³ STEL: 20 mg/m³ (TWA skin) 0.46 mg/cu m TWA: 0.05 ppm Skin 10 mg/cu m (nuisance dust) OSHA PEL Ceiling: 0.2 ppm Ceiling: 2 mg/m³ Skin Ceiling: 0.2 ppm Ceiling: 1 mg/m³ Skin NA

Other exposure guidelines Engineering Measures Personal Protective Equipment Eye/face protection: Skin protection: Respiratory protection:

Ammonium Nitrate: ORICA Guideline 5 mg/cu m (internal TWA) Monomethylamine Nitrate: ORICA Guideline 5 mg/cu m (internal TWA) Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas Face-shield. Tightly fitting safety goggles. User should verify impermeability under normal conditions of use prior to general use. Impervious gloves. Nitrile rubber. In case of insufficient ventilation wear suitable respiratory equipment A NIOSHapproved respirator, if required

Hygiene Measures Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Recommendations listed in this section indicate the type of equipment which will provide protection against over exposure to this product. Conditions of use, adequacy of engineering or other control measures, and actual exposures will dictate the need for specific protective devices at your workplace.

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9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance: Odor: Odor Threshold: Physical State: pH: Flash point: Autoignition temperature: Boiling point/range (°F) VALUE: Boiling point/range (°C) VALUE: Melting point/range: Flammability Limits in Air: Explosive Properties: Oxidizing Properties: Evaporation Rate: Vapor Pressure: Vapor Density: Specific Gravity: Solubility: Water Solubility: Partition coefficient (noctanol/water): Viscosity Oxidizing Properties: light pink characteristic. No information available Semi-solid. ~7 Not applicable. ~222 (Liquid NG)°C >=212 >=100 (Ammonium nitrate) 329 - 333°F / 165 - 167°C Upper: Not applicable Lower: Not applicable Risk of explosion Oxidizer No data available ~0.1 (@30°C No data available 1.36 Slightly soluble in standard organic solvents Insoluble in water. No data available. No information available. Oxidizer

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability: Stable under normal conditions. Decomposition Temperature: Ammonium nitrate will spontaneously decompose at 210°C. NG explodes at 222°C. Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition. Not expected to be sensitive to static discharge. Not expected to be sensitive to mechanical impact. Avoid oxidizable materials, metal powder, bronze & copper alloys, fuels (e.g. lubricants, machine oils), fluorocarbon lubricants, acids, corrosive liquids, chlorate, sulphur, sodium nitrite, charcoal, coke and other finely divided combustibles. Strong oxidizing and reducing agents. The following toxic decomposition products may be released. At temperatures above 210°C, decomposition may be explosive, especially if confined. Nitrogen oxides (NOx). Carbon oxide. Hydrocarbons. None under normal processing. Hazardous polymerization does not occur. Explosive material under shock conditions.

Conditions to avoid:

Incompatible materials:

Hazardous decomposition products:

Hazardous Polymerization:

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11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Acute toxicity Product Information

Component Information Chemical Name Ammonium chloride Nitroglycerin Ethylene glycol, dinitrate Sodium chloride Nitrocellulose Ammonium Nitrate Sodium Nitrate

Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. Very toxic if swallowed.

LD50 Oral 1300 mg/kg Mouse 1650 mg/kg Rat 105 mg/kg Rat 115 mg/kg Mouse 460 mg/kg rat 540 mg/kg mouse 3 g/kg Rat 4 g/kg Mouse 5 g/kg Mouse 5 g/kg Rat 2217 mg/kg (rat) 1267 - 4300 mg/kg (rat)

LD50 Dermal

LC50 Inhalation

280 mg/kg Rabbit

10 g/kg Rabbit

42 g/m3 Rat 1 h

3000 mg/kg (rabbit)

88.8 mg/L Rat 4 h

Chronic toxicity: Carcinogenicity: The ingredients of this product are not classified as carcinogenic by ACGIH (American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists) or IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer), not regulated as carcinogens by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and not listed as carcinogens by T\NTP (National Toxicology Program). Ammonium nitrate: Ingestion may cause methemoglobinemia. Initial manifestation of methemoglobinemia is cyanosis, characterized by navy lips, tongue and mucous membranes, with skin color being slate grey. Further manifestation is characterized by headache, weakness, dyspnea, dizziness, stupor, respiratory distress and death due to anoxia. If ingested, nitrates may be reduced to nitrites by bacteria in the digestive tract. Signs and symptoms of nitrite poisoning include methemoglobinemia, nausea, dizziness, increased heart rate, hypotension, fainting and, possibly shock. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. Not applicable. May cause sensitization of susceptible persons. No information available Did not show mutagenic effects in animal experiments. No information is available and no adverse reproductive effects are anticipated. No information is available and no adverse reproductive effects are anticipated.

Subchronic Toxicity (28 days)

Irritation Corrosivity Sensitization Neurological effects Mutagenic effects: Reproductive effects: Developmental effects

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40053 - POWERDITCH 1000, POWERPRO, Revision Date: 25-Mar-2006 POWERFRAC, GELDYNE, COALITE 8SU, DYNASHEAR, GEL COALITE Z, XACTEX, GEOGEL _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Target Organ effects Other adverse effects Eyes, Skin, Respiratory system, Blood, Gastrointestinal tract (GI). Prolonged or repeated exposure to organic nitrates may develop a tolerance due to chronic dilation of the blood vesssels. This tolerance disappears rapidly after a few days away from exposure and withdrawal symptoms consisting of angina and heart attack have been reported in chronically exposed workers. Another type of tolerance loss is the "Monday morning disease", where workers experience headaches, dizziness, postural weakness and other symptoms.

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment. Ammonium chloride

Water Flea Data water flea EC50=202 mg/L (24 h)

Persistence/Degradability: Bioaccumulation/ Accumulation Mobility in Environmental Media Sodium Nitrate log Pow = -3.8

Nitroglycerin is water-soluble and remains explosive. No information available Dissolves slowly in water.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste Disposal Method Burn under supervision of an expert at an explosive burning ground or destroy, by detonation in boreholes, in accordance with applicable local, provincial and federal regulations. Call upon the Services of an Orica Technical Representative Empty containers should be taken for local recycling, recovery or waste disposal No data available on product.

RCRA waste number P081

Contaminated packaging US EPA Waste Number

Chemical Name Nitroglycerin - 55-63-0

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT: Proper Shipping Name Hazard Class UN-No: Packing group Explosive, Blasting, Type A 1.1D UN0081 II

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14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

TDG: Proper shipping name Hazard Class/Division: UN-No: Packing group: Explosive, Blasting, Type A 1.1D UN0081 II

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

International Inventories

Chemical Name Ammonium chloride Nitroglycerin Ethylene glycol, dinitrate Sodium chloride Nitrocellulose Sulphur Ammonium Nitrate Sodium Nitrate TSCA X X X X X X X X DSL X X X X X X X X NDSL EINECS X X X X X X X ELINCS X X ENCS X X X X X X X X CHINA X X X X X X KECL X X X X X X X X PICCS X X X X X X X AICS X X X X X X X X

TSCA DSL NDSL EINECS ELINCS ENCS CHINA KECL PICCS AICS USA CLASSIFICATION: Federal Regulations

Complies Complies Complies Does not Comply Does not Comply Complies Does not Comply Complies Does not Comply Complies

SARA 313 Section 313 of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA). This product contains a chemical or chemicals which are subject to the reporting requirements of the Act and and Title 40n of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 372: Nitroglycerin (CAS #: 55-63-0) 19.1% Ammonium Nitrate (CAS #: 6484-52-2) 1% as Nitrate _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Page 9 / 11

40053 - POWERDITCH 1000, POWERPRO, Revision Date: 25-Mar-2006 POWERFRAC, GELDYNE, COALITE 8SU, DYNASHEAR, GEL COALITE Z, XACTEX, GEOGEL _____________________________________________________________________________________________ SARA 311/312 Hazardous Categorization Acute Health Hazard Chronic Health Hazard Fire Hazard Sudden Release of Pressure Hazard Reactive Hazard Yes Yes Yes No Yes

Clean Air Act, Section 112 Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) (see 40 CFR 61) None State Regulations California Proposition 65 This product contains the following Proposition 65 chemicals: None State Right-to-Know Legend: X - Listed Canada WHMIS hazard class This product is an explosive and is not regulated by WHMIS.

16. OTHER INFORMATION

Prepared By Product Stewardship 23 British American Blvd. Latham, NY 12110 1-800-572-6501 25-Mar-2006 No information available

Revision Date: Revision summary

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40053 - POWERDITCH 1000, POWERPRO, Revision Date: 25-Mar-2006 POWERFRAC, GELDYNE, COALITE 8SU, DYNASHEAR, GEL COALITE Z, XACTEX, GEOGEL _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Other information: MATS Index: 60169 REFERENCES: RTECS-Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances, CCINFOdisc, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Cincinnati, 1998. Clayton, G.D. and Clayton, F.E., Eds., Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, 3rd ed., Vol. IIA, B, C, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1981. Supplier's Material Safety Data Sheets. CHEMINFO, HSDB, & NIOSH through "CCINFOdisc", Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1998. "CHEMINFO", "CHRIS", "TDG", "DOT", through "CCINFOdisc", Occupational Health and Safety, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Documenation of the Threshold Limit Values and Biological Exposure Indices, 5th ed., American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Inc., Cincinnati, 1986. Threshold Limit Values and Biological Exposure Indices for 1997, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Cincinnati, 1997. Windholz, Martha, Ed., The Merck Index, 11th ed., Merck and Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, 1989

Disclaimer The information provided on this MSDS is correct to the best of our knowledge, information and belief at the date of its publication. The information given is designed only as a guide for safe handling, use, processing, storage, transportation, disposal and release and is not to be considered as a warranty or quality specification. The information relates only to the specific material designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination with any other material or in any process, unless specified in the text.

End of MSDS

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