Small gas leak at Praxair facility at Momentive Performance Materials’ in Waterford

WATERFORD, N.Y. – A small hydrogen gas leak was identified coming from a pipeline at the Praxair facility located within Momentive Performance Materials' Waterford manufacturing facility, according to Spokesman John Scharf.

On Thursday, around 5 p.m., at the request of Praxair, Momentive's on-site emergency response brigade responded and is monitoring the situation.

The pipeline has been isolated and a Praxair manager is on site. The remaining gas in the pipeline is burning off in a controlled manner.

According to Scharf, there is no danger to the public at this time. The Town of Waterford and the Waterford Fire Department have been notified, and continue to receive regular updates from Momentive on the status of the incident.

Praxair operates its facility within a designated area at the Momentive site.

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