Consolidated Railways Train Derailment Diesel Spill

State TrusteeState of New York
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Incident Type



New York

Case Status



Cayuga Inlet, Cayuga Lake



Contaminants of Concern Include


Affected DOI Resources Include

Anadromous Fish

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 |

Case Trustees

AO Bureau
State TrusteeState of New York

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