Sunoco to pay $923,000 to park district for 2014 oil spill

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 ( ) 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.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,