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NY Spills Report for the week of November 14th – 20th, 2022

 7 out of 10 spills in Lower Hudson Watershed are home heating oil

1790 gallons of dielectric fluid reported spilled in Lower Hudson Watershed

Unknown amounts of perfluorooctane sulfonate reported spilled in Long Island/Sound Watershed

 

NYS Spill Hotline: 1-800-457-7362
National Response Center: 1-800-424-8802 (for spills on water)

Reporting from the latest records uploaded to the NYS Hazardous Spill Incidents database by the NY watershed area in which they occur.

Spills of petroleum products of 40 gallons or more are listed weekly in the watershed in which they occur, citing location of the spill, the contaminant spilled (if known), the quantity (if known) and the resource affected (if known) surface water, groundwater, sewer, etc and any amounts recovered at the site.

Petroleum spills over 100 gallons, toxic chemical spills and spills that impact state waters are flagged and followed up with the spiller, the state and/or EPA authorities for more information, these are marked with asterisk.*

See NY Spills Tracker for more information on these spills as it becomes available.

Note: DEC receives upward of sixteen thousand spill reports each year; each report is investigated by qualified personnel. Report files are closed when it is determined the spill is contained and under the control of the spiller or state authorities and a clean up plan is in place or completed.

Contents - Click on links for more information

NY Spills Report for the week of November 14th – 20th, 2022

Central Watersheds (50)

Upper Hudson River Watershed (5)

Mohawk River Watershed (3)

Lower Hudson River Watershed (16)

Delaware River Watershed (0)

Housatonic River Watershed (0)

Atlantic/Long Island Sound Watershed (26)

Lake Champlain Watershed (1)

St. Lawrence River Watershed (2)

Lake Ontario Minor Tributaries Watershed (1)

Black River Watershed (0)

Niagara River/Lake Erie (8)

Genesee River Watershed (3)

Oswego River/Finger Lakes Watershed (5)

Allegheny River Watershed (1)

Chemung River Watershed (2)

Susquehanna River Watershed (3)

Ramapo River Watershed (2)

 

Central Watersheds

Petroleum Spills*

Toxic/Other/?

Water Impact

Upper Hudson

4

1

1

Mohawk River

1

2

0

Lower Hudson

3

13

0

Delaware River

0

0

0

Housatonic River

0

0

0

Atlantic/LIS

14

12

1

Totals

22

28

28

Central Watersheds (50) draining central NYS down to New York City and out into the Long Island Sound

**Spills impacting water bodies in the Central Watersheds could influence drinking water sources for NYC.

Upper Hudson River Watershed (5)

  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of unknown material reported spilled at a commercial location on the 0-100 block of Glen St in Glens Falls – Warren. Hudson River affected. *
  • Nov 8 – unknown amounts of diesel reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private dwelling on the 100 block of Broad St in Hudson Falls – Washington. File closed Nov 8.
  • Nov 10 – 55 gallons of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident on State Route 29 and Hoffman Rd in Milton – Saratoga.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of diesel reported spilled due to equipment failure at Cumberland Farms on 527 route 67 in Malta – Saratoga.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of hydraulic oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 200 block of Hudson River Rd in Waterford – Saratoga.

 

 

 

Mohawk River Watershed (3)

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  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of diesel reported spilled at a commercial location on 65 14 State Route 46 in Rome – Oneida.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 3800 block of Albany St in Niskayuna – Schenectady.
  • Nov 10 – 100 gallons of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 600 block of Barnervaille Rd in Howes Cave – Schoharie.

 

Lower Hudson River Watershed (16)

  • Nov 8 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Hawley Ave in Albany – Albany.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled at a commercial location on the 100 block of Maple Ave in Altamont – Albany.
  • Nov 8 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on 2081A Route 66 in Ghent – Columbia.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled at a commercial location on the 0-100 block of Church St in Milbrook – Dutchess.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of gasoline reported spilled due to equipment failure at Cumberland Farms on the 200 block of Jefferson Ave in Catskill – Greene.
  • Nov 8 – 150 gallons of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident at a commercial location on the I-87 NP MP 83 on the thruway in Rosendale – Ulster.
  • Nov 9 – 200 gallons of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Sylvan Trail in Monroe – Orange.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Barclay Rd in New Windsor – Orange.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of red liquid reported spilled on the street due to deliberate cause on the 200 block of east intersection near McDonalds in Middletown – Orange.  What do you think, ketchup?
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Mary Phillis Lane in Newburgh – Orange.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Alona Dr in Mahopac – Putnam.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 200 block of Oscawanna Lake Rd in Putnam Valley – Putnam.
  • Nov 7 – 1790 gallons of dielectric fluid reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on Midland Ave and Mile Square Rd in Yonkers – Westchester.
  • Nov 10 – 40 gallons of diesel reported spilled due to a traffic accident at a commercial location on the 0-100 block of Edward St in Ossining – Westchester.
  • Nov 8 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a Northern Westchester gas station on the 800 block of Fox Meadow Rd in Yorktown – Westchester.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 0-100 block of Old Mill Rd in Shenorock – Westchester.

 

Delaware River Watershed (0) draining an area of south-central NYS to Long Island Sound.

Housatonic River Watershed (0) draining a small portion of east central NYS into Connecticut and south into Long Island Sound

Atlantic/Long Island Sound Watershed (26)

  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Wallace Pl in White Plains – Westchester.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled at a commercial location on the 100 block of Anderson Hill Rd in Purchase – Westchester.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of gasoline reported spilled due to human error at a 7-11 on the 0-100 block of Haines Rd in Bedford Hills – Westchester – File closed Nov 7.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private dwelling on the 0-100 block of Brook Lane in Cortlandt Manor – Westchester.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of auto waste fluids reported spilled from a vehicle in the water on the 0-100 block of Riviera Dr in Mastic Beach – Suffolk – Atlantic Ocean affected. *
  • Nov 9 – 100 gallons of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident on County Route 39 in South Hampton – Suffolk – File closed Nov 9.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to tank test failure at a commercial location on the 400 block of Moreland Rd in Hauppauge – Suffolk.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled at a private dwelling on the 3100 block of Newport Ave in Medford – Suffolk.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident on County Rd 39 and Tuckahoe Rd in Southhampton – Suffolk – File closed Nov 9.
  • Nov 8 – 150 gallons of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private dwelling on the 100 block of Edgewood Ave in Ronkonkoma – Suffolk.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of motor oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 0-100 block of Iroquois Trail in Ridge – Suffolk.
  • Nov 9 – 50 gallons of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 100 – 200 block of Oak View Highway in East Hampton – Suffolk.
  • Nov 10 – 40 gallons of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private dwelling on the 500 block of Mulligan Ln in West Islip – Suffolk.
  • Nov 8 – unknown amounts of perfluorooctane sulfonate reported spilled at a commercial location on National Boulevard in Medford – Suffolk. *
  • Nov 9 – 200 gallons of foam and 30 gallons of gasoline reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on Route 135 Northbound in Wantagh – Nassau.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled at a commercial location at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Wishing Lane in Hicksville – Nassau.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 500 block of Wingate Dr in East Meadow – Nassau – File closed Nov 9.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 1400 block of Cleveland Ave in East Meadow – Nassau – File closed Nov 9.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Shutter Ln in Oyster Bay – Nassau.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of gasoline reported spilled due to equipment failure at a gas station on the 400 block of New Bridge Rd in Hicksville – Nassau.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of unknown hazardous material reported spilled at a commercial location on the 1000 block of South Broadway in Hicksville – Nassau. *
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of nail polish reported spilled due to deliberate cause at a commercial location on the 300 block of first Ave in New York – New York – File closed Nov 7. *
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private dwelling on the 0-100 block of Hamilton Terrace in Manhattan – New York – File closed Nov 7.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of waste oil reported spilled from an abandoned drum at a commercial location on the 1000 block of Rockaway Ave in Brooklyn – Kings.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of waste oil reported spilled from abandoned drums at a commercial location on the 300 block of Maspeth Ave in Brooklyn – Kings
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of transformer oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on Bay St and Swan St in Staten Island – Richmond.

 

 

 

 

North/East draining watersheds (3) draining the north of NYS into St. Lawrence River

NE Watersheds

Petroleum Spills*

Toxic/Other/?

Water Impact

Lake Champlain

1

0

0

St. Lawrence

1

1

0

Totals

2

1

0

 

Lake Champlain Watershed (1) drains an area of northeast NYS into Lake Champlain and out to the Atlantic Ocean via St. Lawrence River.

  • Nov 7 – 50 gallons of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident at a commercial location on the 200 block of Broadway St in Saranac Lake – Franklin

 

 

St. Lawrence River Watershed (2)

  • Nov 8 – 300 gallons of hydraulic oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 1814 state highway 131 in Massina – St Lawrence. *
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of hydraulic oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the Grey Rd and Antwerp Tank Trail in Fort Drum – Jefferson.

 

 

North/West Watersheds (17) taking central, north and west side NYS run-off to the Lake Erie and Lake Ontario

NW Watersheds

Petroleum Spill

Toxic/Other/?

Water Impact

Lake Ontario minor tribs

0

1

0

Black River

0

0

0

Niagara/Lake Erie

3

5

0

Genesee River

1

2

0

Oswego River

3

2

0

Totals

7

10

0

 

Lake Ontario Minor Tributaries Watershed (1)

Draining the area south and east of Lake Ontario via many minor tributaries. Note: Major river systems that run through to Lake Ontario are designated with their own watersheds and are reported separately, including Genesee, Oswego and Black Rivers.

  • Nov 10 – 500 gallons of manure reported spilled at a commercial location on Route 246 and Court Rd in Covington – Wyoming. *

 

Black River Watershed (0) draining an area of north central NYS into Lake Ontario

 

Niagara River/Lake Erie (8) – drains the northwest corner of NYS, and much of the west side of NYS into Lake Erie.

  • Nov 8 – 150 gallons of grease reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on 4D Treadeasy Ave in Batavia – Genesee.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of unknown material reported spilled at a private dwelling on the 0-100 block of Argus St in Buffalo – Erie – File closed Nov 10.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of unknown material reported spilled at a commercial location on Roberts Rd in Buffalo – Erie – File closed Nov 8.
  • Nov 8 – unknown amounts of gasoline reported spilled due to tank test failure at a gas station on the 600 block of Millersport Highway in Amherst – Erie.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of motor oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 100 block of Ellicott Rd in Aurora – Erie.
  • Not 7 – unknown amounts of diesel reported spilled due to human error at a commercial location on the 4500 block of Genesee St in Cheektowaga – Erie.
  • Nov 10 – 1 gallon of un1090 acetone reported spilled due to a house keeping error at a commercial location on the 4200 block of McKinley Parkway in Hamburg – Erie.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of unknown petroleum reported spilled at a commercial location on 133 and 135 Tonawanda St in Buffalo – Erie.

Genesee River Watershed (3) flows and drains a channel from the south border of NYS all the way north into Lake Ontario at Rochester in Monroe County.

  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of mercury reported spilled at a private residence on the 700 block of Stone Rd in Pittsford – Monroe. *
  • Nov 8 – 1 and a half gallons of pyridine reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 100 block of McKee Rd in Rochester – Monroe – File closed Nov 8. *
  • Nov 8 – 150 gallons of jet fuel reported spilled due to equipment failure at Rochester Airport on the 1200 block of Brooks Ave in Rochester – Monroe.

 

Oswego River/Finger Lakes Watershed (5) drains a large area of central NYS north to Lake Ontario via Oswego River.

  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of concrete reported spilled by a deliberate act at a commercial location on the 0-100 block of South Street in Trumansburg – Tompkins – File closed Nov 10. *
  • Nov 8 – 150 gallons of transformer oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 400 block of North Main St in Oneida – Madison.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of raw sewage reported spilled due to deliberate act at a commercial location on the 5800 block of Bowman Rd in East Syracuse – Onondaga.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of gasoline reported spilled at a commercial location on Buckley Rd at Henry Clay Blvd in Clay – Onondaga.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of gasoline reported spilled into the soil at a commercial location on the 1300 block of Wolf St in Syracuse – Onondaga.

 

 

South/West Watersheds (8)

SW Watersheds

Petrol Spills

Toxic/Other/?

Water Impact

Allegheny River

0

1

0

Chemung River

1

1

0

Susquehanna River

2

1

0

Ramapo River

2

0

0

Totals

5

3

0

 

Allegheny River Watershed (1) drains the southwest corner of NYS west to the Ohio River

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  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of hydraulic oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location at Pole 35 161 and 162 line near Main St in Dunkirk – Chautauqua – File closed Nov 8.

 

Chemung River Watershed (2) combines with Susquehanna River, exits NYS to the south and empties into Chesapeake Bay

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  • Nov 9 – 50 gallons of antifreeze reported spilled due to human error at a commercial location on the 1000 block of East Water St in Elmira – Chemung.
  • Nov 7 – 150 gallons of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident at a commercial location on I86 Exit 54 in Horseheads – Chemung.

 

Susquehanna River Watershed (3) exits NYS to the south and empties into Chesapeake Bay

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  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of adhesive reported spilled on the pavement off ramp I86 in Painted Post – Steuben – File closed Nov 9. *
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident with a commercial vehicle on I-88 Westbound MM 42 in Otsego – Otsego.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of home heating oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 100 block North of Broad St in Norwich – Chenango.

 

 

Ramapo River Watershed (2) drains an area of Orange and Rockland counties flowing south through New Jersey and out Chesapeake Bay

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  • Nov 7 – 140 gallons of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident at a commercial vehicle on thruway 28 point 3 southbound in Montebello – Rockland – File closed Nov 8.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of hydraulic oil and diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident at a commercial location on I287 Northbound Overpass IAO EX 15 in Ramapo – Rockland.

 

 

 

 









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