Crews clean up massive fuel spill at Metro-North yard

Cleanup crews were working hard Wednesday after 17,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto a Metro-North train yard in Croton-on-Hudson.An underground fuel line ruptured at the station Saturday, causing the diesel spill. The station is also the site of a major rail yard for the commuter line.

An environmental service company has been pumping out the fuel and excavating any contaminated soil from the spill area. Metro-North spokesperson Marjorie Anders says the spill is isolated at the center of the maintenance yard, which is far from the Hudson River or the Croton estuary.

Anders says there should be no environmental impact from the spill and that major cleanup efforts should be completed by the end of the week. Anders says all other fuel lines in the yard will now be inspected.

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