USA, Michigan: A large power transformer holding 113,500 litres of cooling oil failed on Friday afternoon at the Cook Nuclear Plant in Michigan, leaking the oil.
While most of the spill was contained in the berm, 7,570 litres that overflowed the berm was cleaned up by crews, and none of the oil reached storm drains or Lake Michigan, Cook Environmental Manager Jon Harner stated in the news release, reports The Herald Palladium.
“There were a few fires that were quickly extinguished as the transformer drained and cooled,” plant officials stated.
The cause of the transformer failure is yet to be determined.
Source: The Herald Palladium