Wednesday 01 Aug 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Unstable Chemical.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe a quantity of the unstable chemical Dinitrophenylhydrazine at a secondary school in Wicklow Town.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to Glendalough East Secondary School following a request from the Gardai.

The Team arrived on scene at 4.20pm and made safe the unstable chemical which was found in the school laboratory during a routine audit of chemicals.

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 5.40pm and the team returned to base.

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:  1 August, 2012

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