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

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a quantity of the unstable chemical Dinitrophenylhydrazine in Killmallock, Co. Limerick this afternoon.
 
The Defence Forces deployed the team to Coláiste Iosaef secondary school in Killmallock where a quantity of the unstable chemical had been found during a routine audit of chemicals.

Dinitrophenylhydrazine 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 1.15pm and the chemicals were removed to a safe location where they were made safe through the use of a controlled explosion; the scene was declared safe at 2.15pm.

This is the 17th Substance of Concern dealt with by Bomb Disposal Teams and the 167th call out so far this year.

The Army Ordnance Corps provide the Bomb Disposal capability to the Defence Forces.

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Press Release Date: Wednesday 7th September, 2011

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