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Spill incidents reported to NY Department of Environmental Conservation
April 16, 2024

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EPA recently announced the release of the 2022 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis with positive news.

Toxic chemical releases have declined 21% in 10 years according to new TRI data.
From the announcement received March 21, 2024, "environmental releases of TRI chemicals from facilities covered by the program were 21% lower in 2022 compared to 2013. This includes a 26% decrease in air releases. During this 10-year period, releases from manufacturing facilities decreased by 9% while the value added to the U.S. economy from manufacturing increased by 14%. While overall releases increased by 1% from 2021 to 2022, there was a 6.5% increase in the number of pollution prevention activities reported under the TRI Program compared to 2021."

Hazardous spills reported this week in NYS

The latest spill reports from NYDEC occurred on Sunday, April 7. Seven spills were reported on this date. 4000 gallons of home heating oil reported spilled from Con Ed on 12th Ave in Manhattan impacting Hudson River. Unknown amount of paint was reported to have been deliberately poured into a storm drain in a residential area off Colburn Dr in Poughkeepsie. The other 5 spills are petroleum related, non of which are impacting water.

Note: WTNY lists hazardous materials spills impacting water, petroleum spills of more than a barrel and regulated toxic materials spills of any amount. Large spills and particularly toxic spills are noted with a location tag on the map.

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.

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