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”.