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Posted on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 : 10:34 a.m.

Gas leak at U-M's North Campus contained, building to reopen at 5 p.m. Friday

By Kyle Feldscher

The gas leak at the University of Michigan's Francis-Xavier Bagnoud, or FXB, building has been fixed, but the building will remain closed until 5 p.m. Friday.

Spokeswoman Diane Brown said refrigerant leaked in the penthouse of the FXB building, but exactly what caused the leak is unknown at this point. The building was evacuated, Brown said.

Emergency crews left the scene at about 1 p.m. Friday but Brown said the building would remain closed until 5 p.m. as a safety precaution.

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Kai Petainen

Sat, Mar 24, 2012 : 4:31 a.m.

i like how the dps handled this. a notice, they work on it and a follow-up notice. good stuff.


Fri, Mar 23, 2012 : 6:36 p.m.

Maybe its the Michigan basketball team! There seems to be a foul smell coming from it now!


Fri, Mar 23, 2012 : 4:44 p.m.

Ill bet the cougar did it


Fri, Mar 23, 2012 : 3:36 p.m.

Maybe the line got "bumped" during the hot tub installation


Fri, Mar 23, 2012 : 3:15 p.m.

Early reports indicated the affected line had exhibited distinct signs of gnawing by an animal such as a large cat. Officials were unavailable for comment.