- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

CINCINNATI (AP) - Sunoco has agreed to pay $923,000 to Great Parks of Hamilton County for damage caused to a formerly pristine nature preserve by a crude oil spill nearly three years ago.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (https://cin.ci/2fWZYIj ) the oil and gas giant did not, however, accept responsibility for the March 2014 spill at Oak Glen Nature Preserve in Cincinnati.

The wetland forest was decimated when a ruptured pipeline sent approximately 21,000 gallons of crude oil into a stream and pond in Colerain Township.

It was never determined how long oil was flowing from the breach.

Great Parks has so far received $213,000 in payouts from Sunoco that serve as reimbursements for money already spent on revitalizing Oak Glen. The company will pay another $650,000 for cleanup costs and $60,000 for future costs.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, https://www.enquirer.com


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