NEW WINDSOR - A massive emergency response drill is under way in Orange County.

Global Companies Inc. on Route 9-W in New Windsor is hosting an oil spill and train derailment drill.

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Hazmat crews, local fire departments, the Coast Guard and the Department of Environmental Conservation are on hand for the training exercise, which includes a simulated spill along a railway and in the Hudson River. "There's going to be an increased amount of oil transferred down the rails and river. There hasn't been a drill along the rails, down the river in a very long time," says DEC Sgt. John O'Mara.

Global Companies Inc. is a petroleum shipping and distribution center for gasoline and heating oil. A spokesperson for the company says similar drills are done on a regular basis to maintain licensing.