Fire Brigade called to hydrogen leak at Tyndall Institute

Fire Brigade called to hydrogen leak at Tyndall Institute
Picture. Jim Coughlan.

The UCC Tyndall Institute was evacuated this evening after an automatic fire alarm went off following a hydrogen leak in the building.

The evacuation took place this evening around 4.30pm and three units of the Cork City Fire Brigade attended the incident.

The Tyndall Institute is a centre of excellence in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Research.

The cause of the alarm turned out to be a hydrogen leak in the building and was quickly treated.

Hydrogen gas is used daily as a gas and liquid by many industries, including the petroleum industry and in manufacturing processes for producing chemicals, foods and electronics. The gas is colourless, odourless, tasteless and non-toxic.

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