URegina, RPS dispose of potentially unstable lab chemicals

January 10, 2022
On Friday morning, the University of Regina and the Regina Police Service’s bomb squad disposed of bottles of older chemicals that posed a potential explosive hazard. During a recent chemical inventory check, the chemicals were found to have degraded to the point that they could be hazardous if disturbed. URegina temporarily closed buildings, roads, and parking lots while the chemicals were removed, transported, and destroyed, and asked that people avoid coming to campus. The chemicals were disposed of using controlled detonation in an unpopulated area of campus. URegina | CJME | 620 CKRM (SK)