Fire service concerned about battery storage facilities plans

The Basingstoke Gazette reports that Hampshire’s fire chief has said he is ‘concerned’ about plans to build an industrial lithium-ion battery storage facility in Basingstoke.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Chief, Neil Odin, has said ‘’ Whilst we recognise the positive contribution that these types of installations can play in providing solutions to cleaner energy, we remain concerned about the impact of the chosen locations that could have such a detrimental effect on the local environment and important infrastructure should a fire occur.”

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