Each year the University of Kentucky Explosives Research Team participates in numerous blast mitigation and explosive usage optimization studies. The blast mitigation studies include structures to resist underground methane and coal dust explosions for mining applications as well as resistance to open air blasts for commercial applications in close proximity to potential terrorist targets. The Georgetown Laboratory is an optimum location for performing much of this research.
See photos below of University of Kentucky Explosives Research Team (UKERT) Georgetown Lab. This lab performs multiple blast mitigation and explosive study projects each year: