UT halts high-velocity research at damaged site
LEANDER, TX -- The University of Texas has stopped high-velocity projectiles research at a lab where an explosion left a passer-by hurt.
UT research official Juan Sanchez said Thursday that the metal building is not structurally adequate for such experiments. The UT Institute for Advance Technology does research for the military.
A driver was injured by debris during an explosion Tuesday that left holes in the leased building in Leander, about 20 miles northwest of Austin.
Sanchez told the Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/LpuHXp ) that a piece of a launcher broke off and was propelled by high-pressure hydrogen gas.
Sanchez says UT will repair the structure, which the school has used since 1990 when the area was less populated, for less high-impact experiments.
Further details weren't immediately released on plans for the higher-velocity research.
- Detectives: Road rage leads to fatal shooting
- Montgomery County DWI cases under scrutiny
- Tomball man accused of setting mom's car on fire
- HPD: Dead man found at grow house
- Scattered storms possible in our area this weekend 16 min ago
- Video shows person of interest in Cy-Fair area arson
- Person found shot, killed in SW Houston parking lot
- Memorial Day weekend also no refusal weekend
- Man accused of shooting girlfriend's relatives in SE Houston
- Houston city pools open for the summer
- City Elections in Houston: The Disappearing Urban Voters
- otrc: Brad Pitt screens 'World War Z'
- abcnews: Bars accused of serving rubbing alcohol
- raw video: Chinese dog skateboars, rides toy cars
- Houston National Cemetery holding Memorial...
14 min ago
abc13.com News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed VideoMost Viewed Photos