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Public Lab Research note


NYS DEC Oil Samples

by liz | October 07, 2015 16:45 07 Oct 16:45 | #12277 | #12277

New York State Department of Conservation oil samples, from left:

  • Bakken Crude (that travels via train to refineries along the Hudson River)
  • ConEdison diesel electric fluid
  • Motor oil 10w40
  • No. 6 Fuel oil (heating oil slowly being phased out by 2030 in NYC)
  • No. 4 Fuel oil
  • No. 2 Fuel oil
  • biodiesel
  • diesel fuel
  • jet A fuel
  • gasoline, regular
  • gasoline, premium

June 29, 2015 Oil Spill Workshop with Newtown Creek Alliance and NYDEC

Fantastic presentation by Randall W. Austin, the Chief of the Spill Response Program, Region 2 (NY City), Division of Environmental Remediation, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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During this presentation, he covered some very interesting “101” basics for observing water quality issues on surface water that i took written notes on, but for now i will post some of his overview slides on oil issues in NYC and how a spill is handled bureaucratically:

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