TCI chemical plant fire ruled accidental
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COLUMBIA COUNTY, N.Y. -- This summer's massive TCI fire in Columbia County has been ruled accidental.
The recycling plant suffered a massive fire back on August 1st. People living within a 15 mile radius were advised to stay indoors for a time.
County lawmakers later approved a reverse 911 system to alert residents of future emergencies.
A DEC air quality test near the site turned up no trace of potential carcinogens.
State Police now say the official criminal investigation into a cause is closed and final. They say all plausible outside causes, including incendiary causes, have been ruled out.