NY Nuclear Plant Explosion Causes Environmental Concerns

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nuclear plant fire protectionNew York -- A transformer fire at the New York Indian Point Nuclear Plant has caused environmental concerns when gallons of oil spilled into the Hudson River.

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

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has been monitoring and discovered that the oil sheen is approximately 300 feet in diameter.

The transformer that failed, spilling oil into the Hudson River, failed during a fire.  A spokesman for the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission has estimated that the spill's volume has reached several thousand gallons.  An absorbant material will be released into the river to to soak up the oil.

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