Regina police bomb unit called to University of Regina campus

The Regina Police Service will have its explosives/chemical disposal experts at the University of Regina Friday.

During a recent chemical inventory check at U of R, bottles of older chemicals stored in science laboratories located in the Research and Innovation Centre and the adjoining laboratory were discovered to have degraded to a point where they pose a potential explosive hazard if disturbed.

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The university consulted with the RPS and on its advice, cordoned off the implicated labs with no access permitted.

Safe disposal of these chemicals will require the use of controlled detonation in a remote, unpopulated area of campus. This may result in loud noises, audible for some distance.

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U of R is asking members and the public to avoid coming to the main campus to allow for a safe operation.

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Temporary building, road and parking lot closures at the main campus will be in effect in preparation for, and during, the extraction and disposal processes.

Emergency services personnel will be stationed in these areas of campus, including campus security. All instructions, signs and barriers must be adhered to.

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