School lab chemicals made safe by bomb team
Published 05/08/2011 | 12:54
An Army bomb disposal team has made safe unstable chemicals found at Ashbourne Community College.
The Defence Forces deployed the team to the Co.Meath school after the chemical 2,4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine had been found during a routine audit in the school lab.
The team removed the chemical to waste ground.
The bomb disposal team then carried out a controlled explosion.
The scene was declared safe at 10.35am.
2,4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine is used in laboratories, but can crystallise and become unstable over time.
This is the 154th call out for the Army Bomb Disposal Teams this year.