Former New York Ordnance Works (NYOW)

The former New York Ordnance Works (NYOW) facility is located in Onondaga County, New York, near the Finger Lakes, about one-mile northeast of the town of Baldwinsville and approximately 13 miles north of Syracuse, New York.  The facility was designed to manufacture 60,000 pounds of ammonium picrate per day, seven days a week near the end of World War II. Ammonium picrate, also known as Dunnite or “Explosive D”, is an explosive compound used in the production of armor piercing shells.                                                                                                                                                                              

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