Indian Point 3 Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down. Part of a New York nuclear power plant remains offline as cleanup continues of transformer fluid that leaked into the Hudson River.
The plant owner says it could be weeks before Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant is reopened.
Several thousand gallons of oil spilled into the Hudson after a transformer fire on the non-nuclear side of the plant.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday the cleanup should take a day or two.
Cuomo said oil in the transformer had seeped into a holding tank that did not have the capacity to contain all the fluid. Indian Point 3 Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down
The state Department of Environmental Protection set up booms over an area about 300 feet in diameter to keep the oil from spreading.
The reactor itself is deemed safe and stable. The plant’s adjacent Unit 2 reactor remains in operation. The Hudson River is a 315-mile river that flows from north to south primarily through eastern New York in the United States. The river originates in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, flows southward through the Hudson Valley to the Upper New York Bay between New York City and Jersey City. It eventually drains into the Atlantic Ocean at New York Harbor.