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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.  


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.