- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Two people have been taken to the hospital as a precaution after a crude oil spill at the Port of Albany.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation says about 400 gallons of crude oil spilled Tuesday from a portable tank being used as a crew affiliated with Global Partners cleaned a large storage tanks.

Officials say the spill appears to have been caused by a broken valve.

The two workers were sprayed with oil during the spill. Officials believe they were not badly injured.

New York allows oil shipments of nearly 3 billion gallons a year by train to the Port of Albany. It’s then shipped by train or barge on the Hudson River to refineries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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