University of Sussex bio lab closed after diesel spill

A fire crew was called out to the University of Sussex this morning.

A fire crew was called out to the University of Sussex this morning.

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More than 100 litres of fuel have leaked at a University of Sussex bio lab in Falmer.

The diesel spill from a stand-by generator on the top floor seeped through the ceiling to the floor below.

Firefighters from Preston Circus Fire Station, Brighton, were called out at around 6.30am to attend to the spill. 

One fire engine with four officers and a Hazmat officer attended to make the area safe.  

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9:17am Mon 2 Jun 14

qm says...

Backup diesel generator inside? On the top floor? Oh dear!!!
Perhaps the clever bods in the Physics dept. ought to have a wee chat with the Facilities dept. about Isaac Newton and his 'magic' apple.
Enter stage left by H&S regarding the housing of backup generators in purpose built accommodation external to the working environment. Costly yes, but compared to compromising a 'bio lab' and all that may happen within and the potential threat to people and the environment, probably a cheap option!
Backup diesel generator inside? On the top floor? Oh dear!!! Perhaps the clever bods in the Physics dept. ought to have a wee chat with the Facilities dept. about Isaac Newton and his 'magic' apple. Enter stage left by H&S regarding the housing of backup generators in purpose built accommodation external to the working environment. Costly yes, but compared to compromising a 'bio lab' and all that may happen within and the potential threat to people and the environment, probably a cheap option! qm
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