UC Davis has spent more than $23,000 so far related to the Jan. 17 apartment blast that sent chemistry researcher David Snyder to jail on allegations of making and storing explosives, according to university officials.
Snyder remains held in Yolo County custody in lieu of $2 million bail on 17 explosives and firearms counts connected to the blast.
The cost figures are preliminary and do not include costs for those who helped dispose of the chemicals or who conducted follow-up tests on soil where the chemicals were disposed, said university spokeswoman Claudia Morain.
Much of the $23,000 consists of overtime for police and firefighters. Costs are still accruing, Morain said.
The explosion early Jan. 17 inside Snyder's Russell Park apartment in Davis injured Snyder, forced the evacuation of more than 70 residents of the apartment complex and brought bomb details from the Yolo, El Dorado and Placer County sheriff's departments, Sacramento police and the California Highway Patrol.
The bomb squads along with the FBI and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives worked for the next 20 hours securing the blast-damaged apartment and removing dangerous chemicals and compounds from the residence.
A bail hearing Friday in Yolo Superior Court revealed that investigators found several common explosives inside Snyder's home, including nitroglycerine and cyclonite, the primary ingredient in the military explosive C-4.
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