An Irish supermarket has confirmed it has been experiencing a leak of refrigerant, and has been forced to close.RTE understands a leak at the outlet at the St Patrick’s Green supermarket, which is the nation’s largest supplier of refrigerants, is being investigated.
The supermarket said on Friday that the refrigerant was not being used for refrigeration purposes.
It said the leak was not expected to impact customers and was being addressed.
Rte reports the leak is being addressed, but says the retailer has received reports that some customers have been inconvenienced by the situation.
The Irish Times understands there was no damage to any products and the leak appears to be contained.
The leak comes as the Irish Government’s National Energy Strategy is set to be released later this month, which calls for the country to reduce its carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2050.
The strategy is being backed by the National Electricity Market Operator (NERO), which is responsible for running the country’s power grid.RTO has previously warned that it is unable to meet the target, despite a pledge by the government in July to reduce CO2 emissions by 10 per cent below 2005 levels by 2020.