Skip to comments.Official: Three dead in chemical plant explosion [In Jacksonville, Florida]
Posted on 12/19/2007 11:11:12 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet
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the post??? or the plant?
The plant. If it’s the one I’m thinking of, it was old when I was young and now I’m old, so it must be very old.......
Anyone know what kind of power plant?
Someone planted a post, or did they post a plant? I'm so confused.
(I’m a bad boy...)
Nuclear, coal, etc.
Well I’ve still got lights and a quad, venti, non-fat, peppermint white chocolate mocha, so it can’t be that bad.
Well, they are probably using some kind of ancient technology or something. Need to get some new kind of generating equipment probably... like nuclear....
Sorry.. lol... couldn’t resist...
Naw, they demoed that one a few years back ;o)
Is it the one I’m thinking of with the very large cooling towers on the St. Johns River?
I forgive you. :)
JEA operates four power plant sites in Jacksonville and has an ownership interest in a power plant in Georgia.
The Brandy Branch Generating Station (BBGS) uses natural gas (or oil in emergencies) in three large, combustion turbines to produce more than 540 MW of electricity. Environmentally, BBGS is one of the cleanest power plants in the world. The station was completed in 2001, with a planned expansion to be completed in 2005.
The Northside Generating Station (NGS) uses natural gas, fuel oil, coal and petroleum coke in three, large steam units and four small, diesel-powered peaking units to produce more than 1270 MW of electricity. NGS boasts the two largest Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustors (CFBs) in the world. NGS is also among the cleanest solid fuel plants in the world. NGS was placed into service in 1966, but Unit 3, the oldest operating unit, was completed in 1977.
The Kennedy Generating Station uses natural gas and oil in one large combustion turbine and three small, peaking units to produce 335 MW of electricity. Power for Jacksonville has been produced at the KGS site since 1912. Of course, the units in service today are not nearly that old. In fact, the largest unit was installed in 2000 and is identical to the BBGS units.
The St. Johns River Power Park (SJRPP) uses coal and petroleum coke in two large steam units to produce more than 1260 MW of electricity, half of which is used by JEA. The other half is used by Florida Power & Light Company, which is co-owner, with JEA, of the facility . SJRPP was placed in service in 1987 and was built with state-of-the-art emission control equipment so that even today, SJRPP performs as well as or better than all federal, state and local environmental standards.
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