City Settles Styrene Leak Case

(CINCINNATI) -- The city of Cincinnati has settled a case involving a leaking railroad car in 2005.

The city filed suit in September 2005 against Westlake Chemical, RailAmerica and Kinder Morgan Terminals. The city announced today that the defendants have collectively agreed to settle the case for $400,000.

Cincinnati incurred much of the cost of the incident, which happened at a railroad track adjacent to Lunken Airport. An emergency was declared and residents were evacuated in the area because of a potentially deadly leak of styrene. The city incurred costs in almost every department, but primarily in police and fire services.

The city says they will dismiss the case upon receipt of the funds.