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State deploys response trailers along oil transportation corridor

Dec 06, 2016 6:30 am

Matthew Hamilton is reporting at Capitol Confidential Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office announced Mon., Dec. 5, the state will place 24 emergency response trailers at key locations along the state’s crude oil transportation corridor, including one in Albany and four others in the Capital Region. The trailers will be equipped with absorbent materials, booms and other tools used to control and contain crude oil and petroleum spills. They will be managed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and county emergency management departments. One of these trailers will be placed in each of the 21 “Crude by Rail Mainline” counties, including Albany, Greene, Montgomery and Schenectady counties. “Strategically locating these new spill response trailers along the state’s crude oil corridor will protect our communities and strengthen New York’s spill response capabilities,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said in a statement. Read the full story at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.