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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C
Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland File photo of the Army Bomb Disposal Team in action.
# Unstable chemical
Unstable chemical found at offices of pharmaceutical regulator
An Army Bomb Disposal Team had to carry out a controlled explosion after the unstable chemical was found this morning.

THE IRISH DEFENCE Forces had to carry out a controlled explosion today after an unstable chemical was found at the offices of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) in Dublin this morning.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team was called to the offices of the PSI, which regulates pharmacy services in Ireland, on Shrewsbury Road after the unstable chemical Picric Acid was found this morning.

Responding to a request from gardaí, the team arrived on the scene just after 10am this morning and removed the chemical to a military range where it was destroyed by a controlled explosion.

Picric Acid is a chemical re-agent which is routinely used in laboratories but can crystallise and become unstable over time.

The Defence Forces says it was the 164th call out for its bomb disposal team this year and the 15th substance of concern that has been safely disposed of.

The PSI could not immediately be reached for comment.

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