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Alert for Orange County, But Not An Alarm

Orange County, NY Department of Health has received reports regarding residents smelling an unusual odor and seeing residue on their cars. There is not enough information currently to determine a cause. However, Orange County has Environmental Health staff in the field investigating.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is also sending staff to Orange County today to investigate.

In addition, the Orange County Emergency Management - NY Haz-Mat team is investigating and the New Windsor, Cornwall, and Washingtonville police departments have checked manufacturing businesses in the area for any releases or leaks.

None have been found at this time. Currently, there is no known urgent public health threat. We will continue to assess the situation and provide updates, as necessary.

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