Friday 23 March 2018

School lab chemicals made safe by bomb team

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.

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