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Spill incidents reported to NY Department of Environmental Conservation
April 19, 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 Friday, April 12. 32 spills were reported on this date. Unknown amount of foam reported spilled into the Mohawk River off of Saratoga St in Cohoes. Unknown amount of manure reported spilled deliberately at a private residence on King Rd in Sauquoit. 10 gallons of transformer oil reported spilled from a storm on Lake Rd and Pellett Rd into an unnamed creek in Webster. Unknown amount of paint reported spilled from Seven Star Garage off 10th Ave in Watervliet. 1100 gallons of high fructose corn syrup reported spilled from a factory due to equipment failure on Pepsi Cola Dr in Latham - Albany. Unknown amount of paint reported spilled deliberately into a catch basin on 25th Ave in Astoria.

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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