Oil leaks into Hudson River following explosion at US nuclear plant

Thousands of gallons of oil have leaked into the Hudson River, a day after a loud explosion was heard at a nuclear facility near New York City.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday he was concerned about environmental damage the oil leakage would cause.

On Saturday, an explosion rocked the Indian Point nuclear plant.  Officials said the blast was caused after a transformer exploded.

Eyewitnesses reported plumes of fire and smoke at the site.

Cuomo said emergency crews were struggling to contain the leakage and clean up the transformer fluid that spilled from Indian Point 3.

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