New York State officials responded to help clean up a diesel leak in the Hudson River.
On Wednesday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed that agents were responding to clean up a diesel spill in the Hudson River.
Hudson River Spill – Greene County, New York
On Monday, June 20 at approximately 7:25 PM, DEC Lieutenant Glorioso and ECOs Palmateer and Smith received a request from Greene County 911 to respond to a diesel leak in the Catskill Creek in the village of Catskill.
The Catskill Creek is a more than 35-mile long tributary of the Hudson River, according to the Catskill Creek Watershed – Cornell Cooperative Extension.
“The creek begins at FranklintonVlaie in the town of Broome, Schoharie County, and meets the Hudson River at historic Catskill Point in the village of Catskill,” says the Catskill Creek Watershed – Cornell Cooperative Extension across the Catskill Creek.
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Diesel spill at Catskill Creek, New York
ECOs on the Hudson River boat patrol and DEC’s Spill Responders responded immediately to assist officials already on the scene. DEC officers used their patrol craft to deploy about 150 feet of hard boom and 75 feet of absorbent boom to contain the spill, officials say.
A ship docked nearby was identified as the source of the diesel spill, according to the DEC.
One of the ship’s stainless steel diesel tanks leaked and the bilge pump, which turned on automatically, pumped an unknown amount of diesel into the creek. The bilge pump was immediately turned off and absorbent pads were placed at the bottom of the engine compartment. tank was sealed and the leak sealed. DEC will continue to monitor the cleanup to ensure public health and the environment are protected,” the DEC said in a press release.
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