Friday 15 March 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 Agent,' this evening in Cahir, Co. Tipperary.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to the secondary school Coláiste Dún íascaigh, Cahir, Co.Tipperary following a request from the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána.

The Team arrived on scene at 7 pm and the chemical was removed from the school laboratory to a safe location where it was made safe through the use of a controlled explosion. The school was empty at the time and the scene was declared safe at 7.30 pm.

'Dinitrophenylhydrazine' or 'Brady's Agent,' is routinely used in laboratories around the country but 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. 

Press Release Date:  15 March, 2013

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