Albany receives state-of-the-art spill response vehicle

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany County is now the home of a state-of-the-art trailer to enhance spill response capabilities.

One of 24 of the vehicles was delivered by the Department of Environmental Conservation to Albany County on Wednesday as part of the governor’s executive order to strengthen the state’s response to crude oil transportation incidents.

All sights were strategically chosen based on the amount of crude oil being transported through each area. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office says having a resource like one of the spill trailer’s will help decrease emergency response time.

“Where I can just pick up a phone and have somebody bring the trailer to the scene, we’ll have that equipment and supplies at our fingertips immediately,” said Emergency Management Unit Coordinator with Albany County Sheriff’s Office Lee Bormann.

Buffalo and Rochester will each receive a trailer, as well as all twenty-one of the state’s crude by rail counties including Schenectady, Greene and Montgomery.

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