Coast Guard Sector Buffalo is investigating an unknown substance causing a sheen on Lake Ontario, found near the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba. A Coast Guard Auxiliary air crew first noticed the sheen on Sunday and reported it to Sector Buffalo.

A boat crew from the Oswego station, ten miles to the southwest, took samples of the sheen while another Coast Guard unit established a “temporary safety zone” extending two miles to the north, east and west of the power plant. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation sent a team to the scene to further investigate. As of Monday morning, it was unknown how long the safety zone will be in place. READ MORE