Explosions in rural Peosta explained

Peosta Police Department
Peosta Police Department(Peosta Police Department)
Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 11:19 AM CST
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Peosta, Iowa (KCRG) - People on Saturday in the Peosta area had a surprise when they suddenly felt not just one, but two explosions.

The Peosta Police Department says they started to get numerous phone calls reporting the explosions around 5:21 p.m.

Officers quickly started to investigate and found someone was recreationally using tannerite in the county south of the city. Tannerite is a Brand of Bianary Exploding Targets used in firearms practice, according to the company that makes it. They say it is stable when subjected to a less severe form of force, like if it were dropped or someone hit a target with a hammer. When hit with a bullet, they produce a large explosion and a cloud of water vapor. The company says it can be useful for someone practicing with a long-range rifle.

The Peosta Police Department says there is no danger to the public in this situation.