Unstable chemical at Thurles school made safeMonday 11 March 2013 23.50
An unstable chemical has been made safe by an Army bomb disposal team in Co Tipperary.
The Picric Acid was found in a laboratory at CBS in Thurles.
The school was evacuated and a nearby road was closed off to traffic during the incident at around 7pm.
The scene was declared safe at 8.30pm after a controlled explosion was carried out on the acid at a safe location.
Picric Acid is more commonly known by its chemical name "trinitrophenol", which is a re-agent routinely used in laboratories around the country that can become unstable over time.