Subscriber login

News
What you need to know for 07/24/2017

Oil spills from pipe found floating in Hudson

Oil spills from pipe found floating in Hudson

New York state authorities are investigating an oil spill from a pipe found floating in the Hudson R

GERMANTOWN, N.Y. — New York state authorities are investigating an oil spill from a pipe found floating in the Hudson River south of Albany.

State police say there were called to assist local firefighters with a reported oil spill Sunday near a boat launch in Germanton, 35 miles south of Albany.

Troopers say a boater spotted a 50-foot-long flexible transfer pipe floating in the river with oil spilled nearby. The state Department of Environmental Conservation estimates that 50 to 100 gallons of fuel oil spilled.

Police say the contamination appears to have been limited to about 300 feet along the shoreline near the boat launch.

Hazardous material teams were cleaning up the area Monday.

DEC investigators are trying to determine the origin of the pipe.

View Comments
Hide Comments
0 premium 1 premium 2 premium 3 premium 4 premium 5 premium 6 premium 7 premium article articles remaining SUBSCRIBE TODAY

You have reached your monthly premium content limit.

Continue to enjoy Daily Gazette premium content by becoming a subscriber.
Already a subscriber? Log In