AN UNSTABLE AND highly explosive chemical 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine, also known as ‘Brady’s reagent’, was found in a Dublin school yesterday afternoon and the building was evacuated.
The army bomb disposal team made the dangerous chemical – that is relatively sensitive to shock and friction – safe at Ballinteer Community School.
The chemical was found in a school laboratory during a routine audit.
The army arrived at the school at 3.45 pm and removed the chemical to a nearby safe location where it was made safe through the use of a controlled explosion.
The scene was declared safe at 4.30 pm and the team returned to base.