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Unstable chemical made safe in Cork school

There were no pupils present as classes had finished for the day.

File photo, not of scene
File photo, not of scene
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

AN UNSTABLE CHEMICAL was made safe in a Cork school today.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a quantity of the unstable chemical dinitrophenylhydrazine, which is otherwise known as ‘Brady’s Re- Agent’, in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork.

Brady’s Re-Agent is a re-agent routinely used in laboratories around the country that can become unstable over time. It was also removed from a school in Cahir, Co Tipperary on Friday.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to the St Aloysius Secondary School, Main Street, Carrigtwohill following a request from the gardaí.

The team arrived at 4.30pm and removed the unstable chemical from the school laboratory to a nearby green field location where it was made safe by controlled explosion.  There are no pupils present as classes had finished for the day.

The scene was declared safe at 5.10 pm.

Read: ‘Unstable chemical’ made safe at Tipperary school>

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