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Oil Spill On The Hudson River

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  Columbia County agencies and first responders were called to deal with an oil spill on the Hudson River Sunday. 

Respondents, including State Police, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the state Office of Emergency Management/Homeland Security converged at the end of Anchorage Road in Germantown, where the boat launch is located. According to the Register-Star, a 9-1-1 call came in at 4:46 p.m. alerting authorities to the spill, which is believed to have veen caused by a transfer line that fell from a tanker ship traveling southbound on the Hudson River. No word yet as to how serious the spill is or how long clean-up will take.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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