Around 12:30 p.m., emergency personnel was summoned to the Lingan Generating Station of Nova Scotia Power due to a hydrogen leak. Monday.
The Lingan, Newfoundland, facility was visited by the Scotchtown Volunteer Fire Department, Cape Breton Regional Police, and a hazmat team., and quickly closed the two roads to and from the plant to the public.
An outside cooling system was leaking hydrogen, according to Jacqueline Foster, a spokesperson for Nova Scotia Power.
First responders were informed of the evacuation of the plant, according to Foster.
Ray Eksal, chief of the Scotchtown Volunteer Fire Department, told CTV Atlantic on Monday afternoon that there was no immediate danger to the locals.
No injuries and no damage were reported, according to Eksal and Nova Scotia Power.
Soon after 2 o’clock, rescue personnel cleaned up the area and reopened the roads.
A half-hour later, according to Foster, workers were back on the job site.
She added that an internal investigation will be conducted by Nova Scotia Power to determine what transpired.