South Wales Evening Post is reporting that bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled blasts over concerns that a chemical at two Carmarthenshire schools and a college could have been “unstable and liable to explosion”.
The incidents came about after schools were contacted and asked to audit their chemical supplies following the evacuation of Gower College in Gorseinon on Monday and a Swansea University campus last week where controlled explosions were also carried out.
A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman said: “As a result of guidance issued nationally, Dyfed-Powys Police has contacted schools, colleges and other partners with information about the safe storage of a chemical known as 2,4 Dinitrophenyl hydrazine (DNP).
“Schools and colleges who have DNP in their science laboratories have been advised to check the state of chemicals stored and to contact CLEAPSS (Consortium of Local Education Authorities for the Provision of Science Equipment) in the first instance, who can advise if the chemical is considered hazardous and needs to be disposed.
Speaking of the Coleg Sir Gar incident, a force spokeswoman said: “An army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team attended the college yesterday afternoon to assist with the safe disposal of these chemicals.
“An area in the school was kept clear to ensure the safety of staff and students. There is no risk to students, staff or the public.
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