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Hudson river oil spill

NORTHUMBERLAND - Dredging crews working on the Hudson River report a hydraulic oil spill after an equipment failure.

Crews reported at around 2:30 p.m. a hydraulic cylinder on a dredging bucket failed spilling 4.5 gallons of oil to spill into the Hudson River.

The hydraulic oil, used in all equipment on the Hudson River Dredging Project, is an environmentally-friendly, non-toxic, biodegradable, non-petroleum-based oil.

GE reported the spill to the EPA, DEC and the national spill hotline.  The dredge was shut down, and a crew set out the necessary oil absorbent materials and containment booms and swept the area with a sweeper to contain and collect the spilled hydraulic oil.

The bucket was replaced and the dredge returned to normal operation Wednesday night.
 
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