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

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a quantity of the unstable chemical Picric Acid in Limerick City this afternoon following a request from the Gardai.
The Defence Forces deployed the team to St. Endas community school on the Kilmallock Rd., Limerick City 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 and sensitive to heat and shock over time.

The team arrived on scene at 1.55pm 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 2.30pm.

This is the 18th Substance of Concern dealt with by Army Bomb Disposal Teams so far this year.

Press Release Date: Thursday 8th September, 2011

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