Emergency declaration lifted after chemicals detonated in Bilinga

The bomb squad squad has carried out a series of controlled explosions after the discovery of dangerous chemicals in Bilinga.

An emergency declaration was declared on Thursday after the discovery of the chemicals in an apartment on the corner of Cahill St and Pacific Parade.

An exclusion zone was established just before 3.30pm after the chemicals were deemed ‘unstable’ with residents on Cahill St and on Pacific Parade urged to remain inside their homes.


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Multiple officers from Queensland Police and Queensland Fire and Rescue remained on scene throughout the afternoon.

Officers from the bomb squad were seen entering the complex before exiting with the chemical.

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A short time later the chemicals were transferred to a grass area on Pacific Parade near the beach.

A bomb squad officer was seen placing them in a shallow hole before they were detonated around 4.30pm.

A second explosion was carried out around 5pm.

The chemicals were rendered safe and the emergency declaration revoked a short time later.

It’s still not clear what chemicals were involved.

Roads have since been reopened and residents allowed to return to their homes.

Police have thanked local residents for their cooperation.

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Why would they blow up the chemicals if they didn’t know what they were? Could have been sodium hypochlorite.

my thoughts exactly!!