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Small bomb damages library book drop in Iowa

The Wapello County Sheriff's Office is investigating the explosion of small bomb in a library book drop in the small southeast Iowa community of Blakesburg.

Librarian Rebecca Brittain says the ``homemade bomb'' was found in the Blakesburg Public Library's book drop on Wednesday morning.

Wapello County Chief Deputy Don Phillips says the explosion was caused by a chemical reaction inside a Gatorade bottle.


"Book Drops Are For Library Materials, Not Litter"

It is not a wonderful thing that we have to drive that point home harder now.

This might have been an abandoned portable meth lab rather than an intentional bomb. Apparently they often use sports drink bottles. ( Not that that makes it any better.