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    8,300 Gallons of Oil Recovered After Indian Point Fire
    View of the containment boom on the Hudson River outside of the Indian Point Energy Center.

    Cleanup crews working on an oil spill following a transformer failure and fire at a New York nuclear reactor have accounted for 8,300 gallons of leaked fluid.

    Entergy Corp. said Friday that about 16,000 gallons of machinery fuel remain unaccounted for following the fire last week at Indian Point Unit 3. The reactor shut down automatically and is safe and stable. It's not clear yet how many remaining gallons leaked into the Hudson River, or seeped into the ground at a containment moat on site.

    The transformer takes energy generated by the reactor and sends it to the grid providing power to homes and businesses. The Unit 2 reactor on site continues to run.

    Entergy says it expects to announce what caused the failure by June 30.

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