As we all know from the Hindenburg tragedy, hydrogen is a very dangerous and flammable element. It is therefor very reasonable of the British authorities to decided the ‘grounding’ of their hydrogen fuel-cell buses during the Olympic Games - or is it?
Their main concern is ‘safety’, and thus, apparently, no hydrogen will be stored at the refueling stations located in and around London, between July and September. This, along with numerous conspiracy theories are building up a rather negative vibe around what is supposed to be a peaceful sporting event for the entire world to watch and enjoy, albeit with a competitive yet friendly attitude - it just makes people nervous and, for us at least, it ruins the atmosphere.
This recent announcement just adds to the fears that ‘terrorists’ will blow stuff up in London, instead of laying them to rest, when clearly nothing of the sort seems likely, regardless of what the aforementioned conspiracy theories claim. Why can’t authorities, for once, not start with the assumption that everybody is a potential terrorist, and again limiting people’s freedom, just because of ‘safety concerns’ - they even banned wireless hotspots!