Glenville

DEC responds to glue spill in Glenville

It did not reach Mohawk River
NORAMPAC Co. at 801 Corporate Park in the Glenville Business and Technology Park.
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NORAMPAC Co. at 801 Corporate Park in the Glenville Business and Technology Park.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating after an estimated 1,400 gallons of liquid glue spilled Thursday at the Glenville Business and Technology Park.

A DEC Region 4 spills response team responded to the incident at NORAMPAC Co. at 801 Corporate Park. A hose malfunction on a truck delivering liquid glue to the factory released the material on a dirt surface at the plant. DEC said the glue is a water-based vinyl acetate and zinc nitrate.

DEC contacted Clean Harbors, a private environmental cleanup contractor that is cleaning the ground using a vacuum truck under DEC oversight. Some of the glue reached storm drains, but DEC officials said it did not reach the Mohawk River.

“DEC is closely monitoring the site for any threats to public health and the environment,” DEC spokesman Rick Georgeson said. “The investigation remains ongoing.”

NORAMPAC, a division of Cascades Containerboard Packaging, makes corrogated paper packaging.

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