COXSACKIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Village of Coxsackie sent out an alert on the morning of May 28 about a major Hazmat situation going on at Riverside Park. The situation caused the closure of the park’s boat launch.
The Village stated that early in the day on May 28, an oil spill occurred in the Hudson River, affecting Riverside Park. They also shared that the spill extended far beyond Coxsackie.
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Spill Response team was on the scene and took charge of the operation. The boat launch, beach, and docks were all closed during the cleanup.
The Village of Coxsackie announced at 9:20 a.m. on May 29 that the boat launch has been reopened and the entire park is open and available for use.