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‘Unstable chemical’ made safe at Tipperary school

The chemical, known as ‘Brady’s Agent’ can be found in school laboratories all over the country but can become unstable over time.

File photo (not of scene)
File photo (not of scene)
Image: Irish Defence Forces

AN ARMY BOMB disposal team has made safe an unstable chamical called ‘dinitrophenylhydrazine’, otherwise known as ‘Brady’s Agent’ this evening at a school in Cahir, Co Tipperary.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team to the secondary school Coláiste Dún Íascaigh, Cahir, Co.Tipperary following a request from gardaí.

The team arrived on scene at 7pm and the chemical was removed from the school laboratory to a safe location where it was made safe through the use of a controlled explosion. The school was empty at the time and the scene was declared safe at 7.30pm.

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces told TheJournal.ie that ‘Brady’s Agent,’ is routinely used in laboratories around the country, including in schools, but can become unstable over time and “extremely explosive”.

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