BUCHANAN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Clean-up is continuing at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in where an undetermined amount of oil spilled into a drainage canal leading to the Hudson River.
Jerry Nappi, a spokesman for Indian Point owner Entergy, said the oil is not radioactive and none was observed in the river.READ MORE: Candidate Conversations: Jack Ciattarelli
State environmental officials were notified after an oil sheen was observed in the discharge canal Friday morning.READ MORE: Liberty Science Center Breaks Ground On $300 Million SciTech Scity Expansion
Nappi tells the Journal News that the spill occurred after the cooling system for one of the turbines in a non-nuclear area of the plant malfunctioned.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo toured the plant Friday evening and said there was no reason for neighbors to be concerned about the spill.MORE NEWS: Watch CBS2’s Candidate Conversation With New Jersey Gubernatorial Candidate Jack Ciattarelli
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