Army disposal team makes safe Tralee chemicals
Published 08/07/2011 | 15:59
An Army bomb disposal team had to make safe a quantity of unstable picric this afternoon at Tralee's Institute of Technology Tralee.
The unstable chemical had been found during a routine audit of chemicals in a Science Laboratory in TIT.
The Defence Forces team arrived on scene at noon and removed the chemical to waste ground.
The bomb disposal Texperts carried out a controlled explosion in order to make the chemical safe.
The scene was declared safe at 1pm.
According to experts, picric acid is a chemical re-agent and is used in laboratories, but can crystallise and become unstable over time.
it was the 143rd call out for the Army Bomb Disposal Teams this year.