Tuesday 28 July 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Responds To Two Call Outs.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a quantity of unstable 'Brady's Re-Agent' at a school in Ennis, Co. Clare today and was subsequently re-tasked to deal with 2 munitions of historical nature in Limerick City.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to a school in Ennis following a request from the Gardaí. The EOD team arrived on scene at 12.15 pm before moving the chemical to a nearby green field site where it was made safe through the use of a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 12.37 pm. The chemical destroyed was '2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine' commonly known as 'Brady's Re-Agent', a substance routinely used in laboratories around the country that becomes hazardous over time.

The team were later tasked at 5.49 pm to the Roxboro area of Limerick City where 2 historical munitions were found by workers on a building site.

Upon examination the items were found to be artillery ammunition from the 18th/ 19th century. The scene was declared was safe at 6.15 pm.

Other types of call outs would include conventional munition destruction such as old grenades discovered by members of the public, unstable chemicals and also suspect devices found to be hoaxes.

File photos of Disposal teams can be viewed on our Flickr Channel

Press Release Date: Tuesday 28 July 2015

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