Thursday 07 June 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Unstable Chemical.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a quantity of unstable Dinitrophenylhydrazine at a secondary school in Farranree, Cork City this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to the school where the unstable chemical had been found during a routine audit of chemicals in the school laboratory.

The team arrived on scene at 6.50pm and removed the chemical to waste ground. The Bomb Disposal Team carried out a controlled explosion in order to make the chemical safe; the scene was declared safe at 7.40pm.

Dinitrophenylhydrazine is a chemical re-agent and is routinely used in laboratories but can crystallise and become unstable and sensitive to shock or friction over time.

This is the 99th call out for the Army Bomb Disposal Teams so far this year and the second call out today to deal with an unstable chemical.

Press Release Date:  07 June, 2012

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