Water Street Oil Spill

Fort Covington, NY - Region II


Site Contact:

Jeff M. Bechtel
On Scene Coordinator


51 Water Street
Fort Covington, NY 12937

Latitude: 44.9908636
Longitude: -74.4955250
NRC#: 1245472

At the request of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Mohawk Nation, EPA conducted a site assessment of a fuel oil release from a residential storage tank in the Town of Fort Covington, Franklin County, New York.

The oil tank was located in the basement of a home and began actively leaking #2 fuel oil which migrated underground and surfaced into the waters of the Little Salmon River, a named tributary of the St Lawrence Seaway, a navigable waterway of the United States.

This investigation is being conducted under the authority of the Clean Water Act and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA90). This project is being funded with federal money from the OPA90 Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.

EPA opened a case with the US Coast Guard National Pollution Fund Center (FPN E19203) to support assessment and mitigation activities as needed.