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Gas shut off due to leak, but not a problem for power plant

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 10:57 AM

“We don’t have gas right now,” Chandler said this morning. “But we don’t need it right now because the pulverizers are already running.”

Chandler said the gas is used to light the burners on the pulverizers. The pulverizers grind the coal down to a fine powder that is used in the plant, he said.

The pulverizers were already running in anticipation of today’s high temperatures, Chandler said.

“We’re running at full load right now,” he said. “When it’s hazy this early in the morning, that’s not a good sign.”

Chandler said the best place to be for anyone today would be at the beach.

In the meantime, officials are waiting for the gas company to come back and fix the line.

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