Hazmat crews respond to Pennsylvania American Water in Baldwin

PITTSBURGH — A large hazmat response is on scene at Pennsylvania American Water treatment plant in Baldwin, a source tells Channel 11.

According to Baldwin Borough police, first responders were called to a chemical leak at the facility.

The chemical was quickly identified and determined to pose no danger to the public. Hazmat units responded and mitigated the chemical.

Police said that site cleanup will be completed ‘shortly’.

11 News reached out to Pennsylvania American Water for information. They released the following statement:

“Earlier this afternoon, a small amount of a water treatment additive vented in a containment room and triggered a fire alarm at the Hays Mine Water Treatment Plant.

None of the vapor from the additive escaped the containment room. The fire department contacted HAZMAT out of an abundance of caution.

There were no injuries.

The Hays Mine Water Treatment plant and drinking water were not impacted.

The company is investigating the cause of today’s event.”

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