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


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.


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.)


Large nuke plant near big city has design faults. The designed height of the moat to capture transformer oil to low to hold oil it was designed to hold. So what other designs within this plant will be a failure in a accident?

"Riverkeeper also noticed that a containment boom at the power plant, designed to hold back the oil leak, itself had a gap in it " Oh ya here is another failure at the big nuke plant.

"didn't pose a threat to workers or the public, according to a statement by Entergy Corp," Let's see design failure of transformer moat, failure of oil boom and thousands of oil probably cancer causing PCBs but poses no threat. Excuse me assholes this whole dog and pony show plant is a direct threat to NYC. When do we find the design failures on the nuclear side of the plant? Close it now before we find out.