Monday 17 Dec 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Unstable Chemical.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a quantity of the unstable chemical Dinitrophenylhydrazine this afternoon in Blarney, Co. Cork.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál in Blarney, Co.Cork following a request from the Gardai.

The Team arrived on scene at 12.15 pm and made safe the unstable chemical which was found in a school laboratory during a routine audit. 

The chemical was removed to a safe location where it was made safe through the use of a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 12.50 pm and the team returned to base.

Dinitrophenylhydrazine is a chemical re-agent routinely used in laboratories around the country that 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: Monday 17 December 2012

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