Friday 27 July 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Unstable Chemical .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a quantity of the unstable chemical Dinitrophenylhydrazine last night in Farranferris on the North side of Cork City.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to St. Finbarrs Seminary, Farranferris, Cork City following a request from the Gardai.

The Team arrived on scene at 7.50pm and made safe the unstable chemical which was found in a disused school laboratory during renovations.

The chemical was removed to waste ground where it was made safe through the use of a controlled explosion.

Dinitrophenylhydrazine is a chemical re-agent routinely used in laboratories around the country that can become unstable overtime.

The scene was declared safe at 8.50pm and the team returned to base.

This is the 120th call out of a Bomb Disposal Team this year.

Other types of callouts 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. 

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Press Release Date: 27 July 2012

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