Consolidated Railways Train Derailment Diesel Spill

State TrusteeAO Bureau

Also Known As


Incident Type



New York

Case Status



Cayuga Inlet, Cayuga Lake



Contaminants of Concern Include


Affected DOI Resources Include

Anadromous Fish

Financial Summary

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Case Description

Cayuga Inlet is a trout stream and is a tributary to Cayuga Lake. Cayuga Lake flows to Lake Ontario through the Seneca River and Oswego River Basin. Conrail estimated that a total of 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel were released into the environment during the November 1997 spill.

Cayuga Inlet, Credit: USFWS

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Case Contact

New York Ecological Services Field Office

Cortland, NY | (607) 753-9334 |

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