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Environmentalists Concerned Hudson River Faces Increasing Threat Of Oil Spills, Report Says

At the current rate of shipments, more than one billion gallons of crude oil could travel along the Hudson in the next year.
Environmentalists Concerned Hudson River Faces Increasing Threat Of Oil Spills, Report Says
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BERGEN COUNTY — Over the last seven years, the Hudson River has become a major transportation route for crude oil, causing some officials to worry about the risk of a spill, The Record reported.

The river got its start as major oil route in 2007, when Global Partners of Waltham, Mass., bought an oil storage facility at the Port of Albany. Over the past year, oil production from the rock formation the Bakken shale — located between North Dakota and Montana— has increased significantly, and as a result, so as transportation along the Hudson.

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