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Army Bomb Disposal team called to school to deal with 'unstable' substance in science lab

Published 28/07/2015 | 19:57

EOD team in training Credit: Defense Forces
EOD team in training Credit: Defense Forces

The Army Bomb Disposal team was called to a secondary school today after a substance kept secure in the school's science lab became "unstable".

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The Defence Forces sent the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to the school in Ennis following a request from gardai.

The EOD arrived on the scene at 12.15pm and moved the chemical - known as 'Brady's Re-Agent' - to a nearby green field site. The substance was made safe through a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 12.37pm. According to the Defence Forces, 'Brady's Re-Agent' is a substance routinely used in laboratories around the country that becomes hazardous over time.

The same team were then requested in Limerick at 5.49pm.

They were dispatched to a building site in Roxboro in Limerick where two historical munitions were found by workers.

Upon examination, the items were found to be artillery ammunition from the 18th or 19th centuries. The scene was declared safe at 6.15pm.

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