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Unstable chemical made safe at Cork school

The army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on the substance.

File photo of a member of the bomb squad with Defence Forces equpment.
File photo of a member of the bomb squad with Defence Forces equpment.
Image: Photocall Ireland

THE ARMY BOMB disposal team has made safe a quantity of unstable chemical at a secondary school in Charleville, Co Cork.

The chemical, Dinitrophenylhydrazine, is a chemical reagent routinely used in labs and was found at the premises during a routine audit of chemicals.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called to the CBS secondary school following a request from the gardaí and arrived on the scene shortly after 3pm.

The team removed the chemical to waste ground where it was subjected to a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 4.10pm.

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