Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe monitoring fire at ALCOA East
AKWESASNE -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s (SRMT) Environment Division is monitoring a fire reported Tuesday morning at ALCOA East (formerly known as Reynolds Metal Company).
The fire briefly released smoke that flowed off site and generated concerns for air quality.Environment staff report the fire was quickly extinguished and smoke is no longer visible. It is no longer an active incident and the smoke posed minimal threat to the Akwesasne community based on air quality station readings taken within the jurisdiction of the SRMT that showed nothing out of the ordinary.
The SRMT Environment Division is in contact with inspectors from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and will continue to monitor the situation to provide information as it becomes available.