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Possible Sweetener Spill to St. Lawrence River, Canada

Cardinal, ON, Canada | 2020-Sep-11

Initial Notification: On September 11, 2020, the USCG Sector Buffalo contacted the NOAA SSC for support on an incident that occurred on September 9, 2020. Environment Canada reported a possible spill of what is most likely a food-grade corn-based sweetener. The incident took place in Canadian waters at 4040 James Street, Cardinal, Ontario, CA (8 NM from Ogdensburg, NY). The suspected responsible party is an organization called INGREDION CANADA INC. USCG requested support on fates, potential for impacts to US waters, and trustee notifications.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Latitude (approximate): 44° 47.40′ North
Longitude (approximate): 75° 22.80′ West