gas leak

Gas leak at Atlantic LNG; workers evacuated before all-clear given

Atlantic LNG's Point Fortin plant has been evacuated as a result of a gas leak.

The company said in a statement that at around 11 am today there was a hydrocarbon release at Atlantic’s Point Fortin facility.  

SEE VIDEO BELOW

It said the company’s response and safety systems immediately activated as per their design and all staff at the facility were evacuated as a precautionary measure.  

UPDATE: Town Centre Mall evacuated because of gas leak

Fire officers swung into action this afternoon, cordoning off Chacon street after reports of a gas leak at Town Center Mall.

Reports are fire officers were called after security guards were informed that a 100-pound gas cylinder was leaking.

As a precaution town center mall was evacuated and businesses nearby, including Newsday newspaper, evacuated their premises as well.

A gas distribution company came and isolated the leaking tank and eventually removed it. No one was injured in the incident.