Transformer failure causes huge oil spill in NYC river
A transformer holding 37,000 gallons of dielectric fluid has spilled into New York City’s East River after a transformer failed at a Con Edison substation.
The spilled happened around 12:20 on Sunday afternoon from the company’s John street substation.
A representative from Con Edison said the company had swiftly responded to the spill by placing a boom, absorbents and skimmers into the river.
Source: NY Post