Explosion at Nuclear Plant in New York Causes Oil Spill


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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