Police, fire respond to nitrogen leak near Albany Airport


LATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Fire department and police personnel responded to a nitrogen leak near the Albany Airport Friday morning.

Fire department crews responded around 8:00 a.m. to a liquid nitrogen leak at the Pepsi Co. plant in Latham near Old Niskayuna Road and Sicker Road. Colonie Deputy Fire Coordinator Michael Romano said a 200-gallon tank began to leak, a small cloud of nitrogen shooting into the air, staying close to the plant and low to the ground.

Police say the leak was quickly contained and there is no danger to the public or the environment. No one was injured in the incident.

NEWS10 ABC has a crew at the scene and will continue to update this story with the latest details.


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