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Tuesday 20 March 2018

Bomb disposal team called to NUI Galway to remove hazardous chemicals

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (OED) team in training
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (OED) team in training

Meadhbh McGrath

The army bomb disposal team was called to a science laboratory at NUI Galway on Tuesday to dispose of hazardous chemicals.

Defence Forces responded to a request from An Garda Síochána this afternoon and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team were tasked to the scene.

The EOD team arrived at the laboratory at 3pm, where they examined the chemicals and deemed them to be hazardous.

The chemicals were then removed from the scene and disposed of.

The scene was declared safe at 3.40pm.

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