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