- Associated Press - Friday, December 23, 2016

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A potentially explosive substance has been safely removed from a Vermont college.

The Bennington Banner reports (https://bit.ly/2ijnodl ) Bennington College on Thursday worked with New York-based hazardous waste treatment firm Chemcept Inc. to dispose of the substance called Dipicrylamine.

The substance is described as a yellow dye in powder form that’s “potentially explosive” and capable of destabilizing over time.

The school had to apply for a temporary permit from the state Waste Management and Prevention Division for a minutely planned treatment operation.

Chemcept Inc. vice president Giuseppe Capobianco says the substance had to be treated before it was removed. Workers moved a one-milliliter glass container of the substance to an outdoor location and mixed it with a liquid that stabilized it for eventual transport.

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Information from: Bennington Banner, https://www.benningtonbanner.com

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