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Army called to Cavan school over unstable chemical

The bomb disposal team was deployed to Loreto College in Cavan Town.

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AN ARMY BOMB disposal team made safe an unstable chemical at a school in Cavan Town this evening.

The unit was deployed following a request from Gardaí after a quantity of unstable Dinitrophenylhydrazine was discovered during a routine audit in a Loreto College laboratory.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team arrived on the scene at 5pm and it was declared a safe area by 6pm. The chemical was removed and made safe through a controlled explosion at a different location.

Dinitrophenylhydrazine is a chemical re-agent routinely used in laboratories around the country but it can become unstable over time.

A Defence Force EOD Team completed a similar task yesterday morning in a school in Carrigaline, Cork.

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