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Unstable acid made safe in Limerick by army bomb disposal team

The Defence Forces team carried out a controlled explosion on a quantity of unstable Picric Acid in Kilmallock this morning.

File photo of the Army Bomb Disposal Team in action.
File photo of the Army Bomb Disposal Team in action.
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

THE ARMY BOMB disposal team has carried out a controlled explosion on a quantity of unstable picric acid in Kilmallock, Co Limerick.

The acid, which can crystallise and become unstable over time, is used in laboratories and was discovered at a retail premises during a routine check of chemicals on site.

The Defence Forces team was called to the premises this morning and carried out a controlled explosion on the substance. The scene was declared safe at 11.40am.

This is the team’s 118th call out so far this year and the sixth involving a ‘substance of concern’.

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