Coast Guard Responds To Large East River Oil Spill Following 'Catastrophic' Transformer Failure At Con Ed Substation

A Con Edison substation in Brooklyn spewed dielectric fluid into the East River on Sunday, and now officials are working to clean up the mess, a Coast Guard spokesperson said today. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Allyson Conroy said a "catastrophic failure" of a transformer at a Con Edison surrogate substation in Brooklyn caused the oil to be released into the river. (Dielectric fluid is a mineral oil used to prevent electric discharges and insulate power cables, among...

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