Burlington beach closed following accidental discharge

Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 4:04 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington’s Leddy Park Beach was closed to recreation on Wednesday.

It’s not because of blue-green algae but because of a potential flammable carcinogen the city says was inadvertently released into a tributary north of the beach.

The city says there was an accidental discharge of steam condensate and it may have contained less than a gallon of styrene.

The state spills team has been notified and the city says cleanup is underway.