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D.E.C. now says 900 Gallons of diesel fuel spilled in Oriskany train accident


ORISKANY, N.Y. (WKTV) - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation now says 900 gallons of diesel fuel spilled along the train tracks in Oriskany during Sunday's accident involving an Amtrak Train. Crews were on scene continuing to clean up the spill this morning.

An Amtrak spokesperson tells us It was just after noon Sunday when an Amtrak train heading west through Oriskany collided with some debris on the tracks which punctured the Amtrak train's diesel fuel tank.

While the more than 100 passengers on-board were shaken up, no injuries were reported.

The passengers were taken off the train immediately following the accident and transported back to Utica's Union Station to catch other trains.

D.E.C. regional spokesperson Steve Litwhiler says much of the spill has been cleaned up, but he says the D.E.C. will have a better idea on how long it will take to clean up the rest of the spill later in the week. Some of the diesel has seeped into the soil.

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