Buffalo gets new Emergency Response Trailer in case of crude oil or petroleum spill

Posted at 3:12 PM, Dec 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-05 16:45:34-05

Governor Cuomo announced Monday that new emergency response trailers will be set up across the state's crude oil transportation corridor.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Office of Emergency Management are stationing twenty-four of the trailers at key locations to strengthen New York's response to crude oil transportation incidents.

These efforts are in support of the state's recently developed Geographic Response Plans.

"Protecting public safety is our top priority and these new trailers will help ensure our first responders can respond swiftly and efficiently in any spill emergency," said Governor Cuomo. "This administration remains committed to enforcing the toughest possible standards and we will continue working so that crude oil is transported safely across New York."

The Emergency Response Trailers will be managed by the DEC and county entities responsible for emergency management. They will be placed strategically to respond to crude oil incidents.

Each trailer has absorbent material, booms, and other tools to help control and contain a crude oil or petroleum spill.

Buffalo will have one of the 24 trailers.