Company fined over oil spills in Glenmont

Friday, August 2, 2013
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— A Massachusetts environmental services company has paid an $85,000 penalty after acknowledging two oil spills at a transfer site in Glenmont, Albany County.

The $85,000 payment was part of a consent order signed late last month between the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Clean Harbors Environmental Services of Norwell, Mass.

According to the consent order, the company had an unreported spill of 400 to 600 gallons of No. 6 fuel oil around June 1, 2012, and DEC inspectors observed another spill of about 30 gallons on Dec. 12.

The company was storing heavy oil collected from cleaning out tanks at the Momentive silicon manufacturing facility in Waterford and temporarily storing it in Glenmont, DEC said, even though DEC officials said Clean Harbors doesn’t have a transfer station permit for its Glenmont facility.

Under the consent order, the company could be fined another $30,000 if it fails to investigate the extent of the spills and make efforts to remediate them.

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