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Chlorine leak injures five at Apple data center in North Carolina

Apple's data center in Maiden, North Carolina was the subject of a chlorine leak today that injured five people. The cause of the leak, which was reported around 2:30 p.m. EDT, has not yet been established

From The Charlotte Observer:

Five people were injured in a chlorine leak at the Apple data center in Maiden on Monday, according to dispatchers with Catawba Fire and Rescue.

Apple has been operating the facility since 2010. The massive facility stands as one of the largest data centers in the world at over 500,000 square feet.

This is the second incident at an Apple facility in recent times, with solar panels atop Apple's Mesa, Arizona facility catching fire just last week.

Source: The Charlotte Observer

  • I hope these people are ok. I'll say a prayer for them.
  • I had to look it up because I was curious what you'd use chlorine for in a data center. It says it was for cleaning the air conditioning units.
  • Hoping that everyone will be fine. Apple must take some strong steps as it's the second time an accident had happened with in a couple of weeks.
  • Yikes! Hopefully they are fine.
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  • My prayers to all. I agree with Chin Lee 1, a second accident in a short time warrants safety reviews.