Army Bomb Disposal Team makes safe unstable chemical in Dublin.


An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a quantity of unstable Picric Acid on Shrewsbury Road, Dublin this morning.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to the premises of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland on Shrewsbury Road, in response to a request from the Gardai.

The team arrived on scene at 10.05am and removed the chemical to a military range, where it was destroyed by means of a controlled explosion.

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

This is the 164th call out for the Army Bomb Disposal Teams this year and the 15th Substance of Concern safely disposed of.

Press Release Date: Friday 26th August, 2011

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