Cuyahoga Oil Spill

The irony of the recent cooking oil spill in the Cuyahoga River during what was supposed to be the celebration of our 40 year anniversary since the river caught on fire on June 22, 1969, is really not funny.  This year has been dubbed “The Year of the River” because for the last forty years we have been working on cleaning up the polluted river.  This is a set back.  Hundreds of birds died in the oil spill that happened last week, and state wildlife workers had to euthanize contaminated birds.

Jim White, director of the Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization, said, “This is not good news for a river that has come a long, long way over the last few decades.”

To read more about the oil spill:

Plain Dealer: “Suspected cooking-oil spill on the Cuyahoga River blamed for deaths of hundreds of gulls”


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