Sept. 29 talk will address transport along Hudson
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m., Paul Gallay, president of Riverkeeper, will provide an introduction to the “virtual pipeline” bringing crude oil along the Hudson River, and its potential risks. The presentation, “Oil-on-Hudson: The Explosive Risks of Oil Transport in the Hudson Valley,” which includes a short film, will take place at Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, 29 Garrisons Landing, in Garrison. It is co-sponsored by Antipodean and Philipstown Democrats.
According to Gallay, residents of Philipstown can watch trains carrying crude oil traveling along the west side of the Hudson twice a day, on average, while barge/tanker traffic carrying crude oil occurs about once per day. The risks the trains present include not only include derailments but explosions, spills and long-term environmental degradation, he says.