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DEC responds to crude oil spill at Port of Albany
ALBANY -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation responded to a crude oil leak at the Port of Albany on Wednesday afternoon.
The DEC said that the spill happened at the Global side in the port, and approximately 100 gallons of crude oil spilled in about a 10-foot diameter. The DEC reported that there was no impact on the Hudson River, or any other environmental issues as a result of the spill.
Contractors were on scene for cleanup efforts, which were expected to be finished by early Wednesday evening, as per the DEC.
"Today's oil spill is exactly why we need clear, immediate notification when such events take place. A failed piece of equipment cannot always be foreseen," said Albany County Dan McCoy in a statement. "The county heard nothing directly from Global. Under proposed county legislation, that would have been a violation."