Army bomb disposal team called to chemist in Thurles..



The Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe an unstable chemical at
a chemist in Thurles.

The unstable chemical Picric acid, was found at a chemist during a routine
audit of chemicals.

The Army Bomb Disposal team were called and removed the chemical to
waste ground, where they carried out a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at lunchtime.

Picric acid is a chemical used in laboratories and chemists, but
can become unstable over time and is sensitive to friction.