WI Power Plant Blast Works as Planned

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 05:04 PM gHale

There was a coal dust explosion at a Green Bay, WI, power plant Wednesday.

As firefighters arrived on the scene, plant employees gave them a heads up that a blast was likely.

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“The piece of equipment which was on fire was designed with ‘blow out’ panels which allow a smaller explosion but reduce the chances of a catastrophic explosion,” said the Green Bay Metro Fire Department.

The department said the system worked as it was designed, and “everyone went home safe.”

Click here to view the WKOW.com video of the incident.

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