Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on Brookfield Oil Spill

Jul 24, 2015 Issues: Environment

Warren, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement today on Brookfield Oil Spill:

“I was informed today by the United States Environmental Protection Agency that an estimated 1700 gallons of oil was spilled into a creek that empties into the Shenango River. I have been assured that the appropriate officials have been notified and are responding accordingly. I will continue to closely monitor this serious situation as it develops. My office will be looking into what exactly has happened, making sure this it is properly cleaned up and steps are taken by state officials to ensure this doesn't happen again."