Cleanup Underway In Hudson River After Indian Point Oil Spill

CBS New York

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Part of the Indian Point nuclear power plant is closed as clean-up efforts continue in the Hudson River following an oil spill.

After a transformer at the plant caught fire twice on Saturday, officials now have new concerns.

“The volume of oil and water exceeded the capacity of the holding tank and then spilled out onto the ground, the ground empties into the drain system, the drain system goes right into the Hudson River,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

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Despite booms in the water to collect the spilled oil, the environmental group Riverkeeper said it shot footage of oil slicks in the river beyond the booms.

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