“The affected batteries are separate to the hospital’s back-up power system, which includes six diesel generators.”
TOXIC batteries and “green” diesel used in a state-of-the-art South Australian hospital to (hopefully) provide energy to the sick and dying when the wind stops or the sun doesn’t shine!?
“GREEN” energy – sending Australia back to the stone-age one windmill and solar panel at a time… 🤦♂️
The Royal Adelaide Hospital ran $640 million over budget.
Four giant batteries installed inside the new $2.4 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital to help the facility meet the Weatherill government’s strict low-emission targets have ruptured without warning, spilling 80 litres of sulphuric acid.
The batteries are made by Century Yuasa, Australia’s oldest battery manufacturer and an affiliate of GS Yuasa Corporation, the maker of burned-out lithium-ion batteries at the centre of the worldwide grounding of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner jets in 2013.
The toxic accident in a power generator room inside the hospital, which opened in September after delays and legal disputes over building defects, saw one person exposed and decontaminated at the scene by firefighters.
The incident occurred just after 7pm on Monday, with four fire crews responding to an alarm.
Emergency services found four large wet cell batteries had ruptured.
Yesterday, the state government sought to play down the incident…
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