Unstable chemicals made safe in Tipperary

The army made safe a quantity of unstable picric acid at a chemist in Tipperary today.

Shortly before midday, an Army Bomb Disposal Team was deployed to the scene at Main Square, Thurles, where the unstable chemical had been found during a routine audit of chemicals.

It was removed to waste ground by the team and a controlled explosion was carried out in order to make the chemical safe.

The scene was declared safe at 12.30pm.

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