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Oil Sheen Visible on Hudson River After Fire at NY Nuclear Plant


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Oil Sheen Visible on Hudson River After Fire at NY Nuclear Plant

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

A gigantic oil sheen has been spotted in New York's Hudson River, following an explosion, fire, and oil leak that occurred Saturday at the Indian Point nuclear facility in Buchanan, just south of Peekskill.

According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, oil made its way into the facility's discharge drains during the fire. "Several thousand gallons may have overflowed the transformer moat," said Neil Sheehan, a spokesman for the NRC.


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It took years to get GE to clean up the PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyl) that they intentionally dumped into the Hudson River.
Although PCBs were generally banned in the late 1970s, they are still allowed in “enclosed uses” such as transformers.
So, the question is, is this oil sheen contaminated with the carcinogenic PCBs?

(And of course, who was the manufacturer of PCBs in the US? None other than our good friend Monsanto.)