Another proof of hydrogen’s intrinsic safety

On 6th of April 9 am at the GE aviation site in Hooksett N.H. USA a quarter of a  hydrogen tank (135 pounds) was incidentially released. The valve was opened during the installation. The staff in the vicinity was evacuated and the fire brigade managed to close the valve. That’s it.

For details see e.g. http://www.wmur.com/newsarchive/23066379/detail.html.

GM hydrogen Equinox impacted from front and rear

So the real world hits hydrogen cars too , see http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2010/03/gms-hydrogen-fuel-cell-fleet-getting-real-crash-experience/1. To my knowledge this is the second accident with a fuel cell car. Not only for statistics we need more hydrogen vehicles proving their inherent safety.