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Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Brecksville, Ohio - At 6:45 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2011 a diesel refill tank spilled at the Fitzwater Maintenance Yard in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Fitzwater Yard is the maintenance yard for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad located in Valley View, Ohio.
This was a small spill and of the estimated 200 gallons that spilled into the yard, approximately 50 to 100 gallons reached the Cuyahoga River. The spill has been contained and clean-up is occurring.
In addition to the National Park Service, several agencies responded, which included: U. S. Coast Guard, Valley View Fire Department, Independence Fire Department, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Southwest Emergency Response Team, and Ohio EPA.
The National Park Service is leading the investigation with the assistance of the Independence Fire Department, and the Ohio EPA.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad services will continue as scheduled. Please visit www.cvsr.com for schedule and ticket information.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.