Unstable chemical made safe in Cork


The Army bomb disposal team has made safe an unstable chemical at a disused school laboratory in Cork city.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was called by gardai after a quantity of dinitrophenylhydrazine was found during renovations at St Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris yesterday.

The team arrived at about 7.50pm and removed the chemical to waste ground where it was made safe by controlled explosion. Within an hour the scene was declared safe.

Chemical re-agent Dinitrophenylhydrazine is routinely used in laboratories but can become unstable overtime.

The incident was the 120th call-out by the EOD team this year.