Monday, May 11, 2015

NY nuclear plant fire produced river oil slick

Part of a New York state nuclear power plant remained offline Sunday after a transformer fire created another problem: thousands of gallons of oil leaking into the Hudson River, officials said.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said emergency crews were out on the water near Buchanan trying to contain and clean up transformer fluid that leaked from Indian Point 3.

"There's no doubt that oil was discharged into the Hudson River," Cuomo said. "Exactly how much, we don't know."

It could be weeks before Indian Point 3 is reopened again, said a spokesman for Entergy Corp., the plant owner.

The transformer at the plant about 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan failed on Saturday evening, causing a fire that forced the automatic shutdown.

Cuomo revealed Sunday that even after the blaze on the nonnuclear side of the plant was quickly doused, the heat reignited the fire that was again extinguished.

The governor said oil in the transformer had seeped into a holding tank that did not have the capacity to contain all the fluid, which then entered river waters through a discharge drain....

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  1. EE.UU.: El incendio en la central nuclear ha provocado una fuga de petróleo en el Hudson...

    El gobernador del estado de Nueva York, Andrew Cuomo, ha anunciado la fuga de varias toneladas de petróleo de la central nuclear Indian Point 3, donde anteriormente se había producido un incendio, sobre el río Hudson, informa la agencia Associated Press.

    Según dice Cuomo, todas las medidas necesarias para evitar el derrame del crudo han sido tomadas. Los trabajos para limpiar el río tomarán uno o dos días, aseguró.


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