Incident Summary:

09/22/2003: The Earth Liberation Front (ELF) claimed responsibility for planting plastic bottles containing flammable liquid at the Ice Mountain Spring Water Company in Martiny, Michigan, U.S.A. The devices were intended to start a fire at the premises but were discovered by maintenance workers before they were set ablaze. In a written statement, ELF stated, "we will no longer stand idly be while corporations profit at the expense of all others. To this end, we have taken action against one of the pumping stations that Perrier uses to steal water."



United States

North America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Ice Mountain Spring Water Company
Specific Description The Ice Mountain Spring Water Company's water pumping station in Martiny Township, Michigan
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
The perpetrators used plastic bottles filled with flamable liquid.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Earth Liberation Front (ELF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Radicals claim blame for firebomb; The Earth Liberation Front says it left incendiary devices at an Ice Mountain Spring Water Co. pumping station," Grand Rapids Press, September 25, 2007.
Deb Wudyka ,"Environmental group claims responsibility for incendiary devices," September 24, 2007.