A southward view of Edgewater (foreground) from the George Washington Bridge, with the skyline of Jersey City in the background. Photo by Hudconja (CC 3.0)


An electrical power cable buried under the Hudson River is leaking cable fluid into the water near Edgewater on the N.J. side. The fluid is used for insulation, and is reported to be non-toxic.

The owner of the power cable is working with the U.S. Coast Guard, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) to contain the leak and repair the damaged cable.

The Hudson Transmission project. Image courtesy of Hudson Transmission Partners, LLC.


MarineLink.com: The precise location, cause, and extent of the cable damage is under investigation by means of cable testing and underwater reconnaissance. The results of the investigation will determine the means and method for cable repair. The cable was de-energized immediately upon detection of the fault and will remain out of service until permanent repairs are made. Read more from MarineLink.com here…


posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee