Dangerous chemicals stolen from factory in Limerick city

David Hurley

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David Hurley

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GARDAI are investigating the thet of a large quantity of dangerous chemicals on the outskirts of the city

GARDAI are investigating the thet of a large quantity of dangerous chemicals on the outskirts of the city

A number of items were stolen from a factory at the Enterprise Centre, Kilmallock Road during the early hours of July 14, last.

According to gardai, during the burglary two 15kg white plastic drums of Caustic Soda and two 15kg yellow plastic drums of Nitric Acid were taken.

Gardai are asking the public to avoid contact with these drums and report any sightings of them to their local Garda station.

Caustic Soda can cause Skin Corrosion and is corrosive to metals. It is extremely dangerous if inhaled, swallowed or if it comes in contact with skin.

Nitric Acid is corrosive to all parts of body and there is a risk of serious damage to eyes. It is Toxic by inhalation and may cause delayed build up of fluid in lungs which can prove fatal.