NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The cleanup from a transmission feeder fault under Nautilus Place will take a while, according to Con Edison.
The damaged transmission feeder gushed dialectic oil (not PCBs) onto Nautilus Place then into a storm water run off drain and under Drake Avenue before emptying into the waters off Wright Island, an inlet off Long Island Sound.
Liquid dielectric is a dielectric material in liquid state used as electrical insulators in high voltage applications such as transformers, capacitors, high voltage cables, and high voltage switchgear.
“Con Edison’s Spill Management Team is continuing its work with contractors to clean up the site,” said a Con Edison spokesperson. “The immediate and coordinated response along with the effective deployment of resources were critical in successfully containing the situation.”
Based on a tour of the cleanup operations, it is clear the cleanup will take a while.
Con Ed is working with its contractors to actively removing oil or what they call “free product” from the marina and addressing reports of oil in any other areas in the vicinity. Once enough free product is removed, Con Ed will focus on cleanup and decontamination of the marina, boats, docks and any other impacted areas.
Con Edison will pay to decontaminate boats at the Wright Island Marina. The company will be decontaminating all vessels that have been identified as having oil contamination from this incident.
Con Edison crews were hard at work in the hole on Nautilus Place.
Contractors both on shore and on the water were working to contain and clean the spill.