Accession Number : ADA336268

Title :   Taggants in Explosives

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA336268

Report Date : APR 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 269

Abstract : At the request of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, the Office of Technology Assessment has undertaken an analysis of the proposal to mandate, the use of taggants in explosive materials manufactured for commercial use. A "taggant" is a material that might be added to explosives and gunpowders at the time of manufacture, as an eventual aid to law enforcement. This study assesses the existing taggant technology in order to assist Congress in its decision whether to adopt legislation which would require taggants in explosives and gunpowders.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES, CONGRESS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, LEGISLATION, LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE