Explosion at Nuclear Plant in New York Causes Oil Spill

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In New York, an estimated several thousand gallons of oil have spilled into the Hudson River following Saturday’s explosion and fire at a nuclear plant.

The oil is contained by booms in the water.

Authorities say a failed transformer ruptured during the fire, leaking oil onto the ground which spilled over into a drainage system.

Absorbent material will be released into the river in the coming days to soak up the oil for its removal.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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