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Submission + - Hydrogen fire and explosion renewable fuel station (13wham.com)

RossR writes: There was a Hydrogen fire and explosion renewable fuel station used by government vehicles. The nearby freeway and airport was closed resulting in diverted flights. This may the first major incident at a Hydrogen vehicle refueling station. GM has their major fuel cell development center nearby in the town of Honeoye Falls. The fire occurred when the 18-wheeler tractor truck was transferring Hydrogen to the station. The airport press conference reported that airport firefighters responded first and initially waited on the scene deciding how to respond. No news yet if the hard to see flames of Hydrogen combustion contributed to this delay. The fueling station is also adjacent to a NY State Troopers station and a firefighting training facility is a few blocks away. It will be interesting to see how this incident affects the future of Hydrogen cars.

So far this is has been only covered by local news:
http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/Hydrogen-Explosion-Near-Rochester-Airport/xu3d9NK_cE2sbQy8qByf3Q.cspx

Police/FD Radio transcript:
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=1852

HAZMAT
08/26/10 13:08(ROCHESTER — 154.130) UPDATE:; TOTAL FAILURE OF A HYDROGEN TANK AT FUEL FARM. AIRPORT & I-390 BOTH DIRECTIONS CLOSED TFN. [NYK015]

HAZMAT
08/26/10 12:59(ROCHESTER — 154.130) UPDATE: RFD REPORTING FLAMES FROM A HYDROGEN TANK, COMMAND/INCIDENT COMMANDER REQUEST 5 INCH LINES INTO THE SCENE. [NYK015]

HAZMAT
08/26/10 12:55(ROCHESTER — 154.130) FIRE DEPARTMENT ON SCENE WITH A RUPTURERD HYDROGEN TANK AT THE AIRPORT FUEL FARM, FULL HAZMAT REQUESTED. [NYK015]

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