New Paltz faces second spill


NEW PALTZ – As if New Paltz didn’t have enough of a problem with petroleum leaking into reservoir #4 from an underground pipe, a second spill occurred on Thursday morning.

It had nothing to do with the other one.

New Paltz Central School District officials said during Thursday morning’s snow plowing of the Duzine and Lenape parking lots, a leaking hydraulic hose on the district’s plow truck resulted in 7.3 gallons of fluid spill.

Sheen reports at 8:40 a.m. prompted a phone call to district’s environmental vendor.

Between 9:20 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., isolation booms were installed around catch basins and absorbent material was used to address surface runoff and discharges.

The State Department of Environmental Conservation was contacted and a spill number was issued.

The district’s facilities staff continues to monitor the containment booms at both sites.

In the meantime, the municipal water system remains off limits for drinking until it is flushed and retested.

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