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For Release: Thursday, August 24, 2017

DEC Statement on Waste Water Treatment Plant Spill - Penn Yan

Today, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) immediately responded to a spill at the Village of Penn Yan wastewater treatment plant and worked to contain the approximately 35,000 gallon spill. The Department of Health, working with local health officials, has determined no public drinking water systems have been affected by the spill and will closely monitor area systems to ensure drinking water is not impacted. While initial reports reveal operator error, DEC is launching a full investigation into the incident.

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