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May 22, 1972: Oil spill in Lake George

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
On this day in our history back in 1972, a major oil spill in Lake George.

Home heating oil had leaked from nearby business and flowed into the lake days earlier.

Mayor Bob Blais gave the federal government credit for five thousand dollars to help with cleanup effort for the start of tourist season.

Blais said the state did virtually nothing to help.

May 22, 1972: Oil spill in Lake George


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