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Transformer failure causes huge oil spill in NYC river

May 10, 2017
Misc
Posted by Ken Wallingford

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

Photo: Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges on the East River, New York City, 1981 / GeorgeLouis / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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