A spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a sheen on Lake Ontario has been traced to a small oil spill from the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in New York.
The U.S. Coast Guard responded Sunday to a report of a sheen near the plant in Scriba, about 40 miles north of Syracuse.
Neil Sheehan of the NRC tells the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (http://on.rocne.ws/292vHor ) that plant operator Entergy Corp. found the source of the oil on the roof of a turbine building.
Sheehan says it appears that 20 to 30 gallons of oil leaked from a vent for the hydrogen seal system and entered the lake through a discharge drain.
Sheehan says plant operations weren't affected and Entergy has taken steps to prevent any further discharges.