Union Carbide Corporation; Tonawanda, New York
Tonawanda, New York | 1986-Jan-16
Initial Notification: On about January 7, 1986, the Union Carbide Corporation in Niagara Falls, New York, discovered the loss of 50 gallons of polyalkylene glycol from a storage tank located on the facility. The polyalkylene glycol flowed into the cooling water return line, through the outfall system and, finally, into the Niagara River. Union Carbide possess a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Water Act for 15 parts per million oil and grease. USCG district 9.
|Products of concern:||Polyalkylene glycol|
|Latitude (approximate):||43° 0.50′ North|
|Longitude (approximate):||78° 51.25′ West|