ALBANY, N.Y. -- The state Department of Conservation is hosting a meeting Wednesday night in Albany to to discuss an application submitted by Global Companies to install seven boilers at the Port of Albany.
The port, next to a residential neighborhood, has residents concerned about safety.
Last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order demanding rail yards like the Port of Albany reassess the safety of oil tankers.
The safety concerns stem from an incident last year in Canada where an oil train crash leveled a town and killed 47 people.
Those tankers were carrying the same variety of oil stored on the rails in Albany.
DEC and Global Companies representatives will be on hand to answer questions.
The Port of Albany is hosting an emergency preparedness drill to figure out how this city would respond to an oil-related disaster.
Tonight's meeting will take place at the Giffen Memorial Elementary School Auditorium on South Pearl Street at 5:30.