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Environmental Remediation 2012/2013 Annual Report

DEC Staff assisting cleanup efforts
DER staff from around the state assisted in
the cleanup efforts after Hurricane Sandy
in 2012.


The mission of DEC's Division of Environmental Remediation (DER) is to protect public health and the environment of the State of New York by: preventing releases to the environment through the regulation of bulk storage, hazardous waste, and radiation facilities; and responding to, investigating, and remediating releases of contaminants that have occurred.


This annual report provides an overview of DER's programs listed below:

Dredging contaminated sediments in the Hudson
1.3 million cubic yards of contaminated
sediments have been dredged from
the Hudson River.
  • State Superfund Program
  • Brownfield Cleanup Program
  • Environmental Restoration Program
  • Voluntary Cleanup Program
  • Spill Response Program
  • Bulk Storage Programs
  • Hazardous Waste Management Program
  • Radiation Program

Download the DER 2012/2013 Annual Report

leaking heating oil tank due to hurricane flooding
Over 16,000 spill incidents were reported
to DEC in SFY 2012/2013.

The DER 2012/2013 Annual Report (PDF) (40 Page, 545 KB) summarizes program accomplishments and statistics for the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2012/2013 (April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013) and satisfies various reporting requirements in the New York State Environmental Conservation Law.

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