02 July 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Unstable Chemical.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a quantity of the unstable chemical dinitrophenylhydrazine, otherwise known as 'Brady's Re- Agent' this afternoon in Ballinteer, Dublin.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to Ballinteer Community School, following a request from the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána. The chemical was discovered in a school laboratory during a routine audit.

The Team arrived on scene at 3.45 pm and removed the unstable chemical from the school laboratory to a nearby safe location where it was made safe through the use of a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 4.30 pm and the team returned to base.

Dinitrophenylhydrazine/ 'Brady's Re-Agent' is a re-agent routinely used in laboratories around the country that can become unstable over time.

Other types of callouts for EOD Teams would include improvised explosive devices, conventional munition destruction such as old artillery shells discovered by members of the public, and also suspect devices found to be hoaxes.

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Press Release Date:  02 July, 2013

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