Explosion Injures Six at Ohio’s Stuart Station

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By Editors of Power Engineering

An explosion of Unit 1 of the J.M. Stuart Station shut down the coal-fired Ohio plant and injured six people.

Officials at Dayton Power and Light have said they’re still determining the cause of the explosion at the 2,318-MW plant in Aberdeen, Ohio, reported the Ledger Independent.

Witnesses reported hissing, metallic banging sounds and black smoke billowing out of stack four. Emergency responders said they saw walls and doors blown out of one of the buildings, along with I-beams tossed 30 feet from the plant.

Stuart Station, operated and co-owned by DP&L, was originally commissioned in 1969. It, along with the 618-MW Killen station in Manchester, have been targeted by the utility for potential closure.

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