Army Bomb Disposal Team makes safe unstable chemical in Co. Limerick.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a quantity of unstable Picric Acid in Killmallock, Co. Limerick this morning.
The Defence Forces deployed the team to a retail premises on Sheare St. where a quantity of the unstable chemical had been found during a routine audit of chemicals.

Picric acid is a chemical re-agent and is routinely used in laboratories but can crystallise and become unstable over time.

The team arrived on scene at 10.30am and the device was removed to a safe location where it was made safe through the use of a controlled explosion; the scene was declared safe at 11.40am

This is the 6th Substance of Concern dealt with by Bomb Disposal Teams and the 118th call out so far this year.


Press Release Date:    Tuesday 31 May 2011

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