Remember these important points

  • Petroleum spills and leaks affect both public health and the environment.
  • Petroleum spills can affect groundwater, surface water, soil, indoor air and outdoor air.
  • Fuel companies can be responsible for cleanup of spills and leaks caused by their activities.
  • Tank owners are responsible for cleanup of spills and leaks on their property.
  • Help prevent spills and leaks by proper installation and maintenance of tanks and equipment.
  • Prompt and proper cleanup of the oil spill/leak is essential to minimize impacts on public health and the environment.
  • Contact the NYSDEC Oil Spill Hotline to report spills at 1-800-457-7362.
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