GSM 2012 June Power Plant Tour
Jun 16, 2012Public
Photo: The tour for our half of the group starts on the roof.  Hard hats, safefy glasses, and ear protection required.
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Photo: Cooling tours: Water discharged back into the St. Croix River cannot be above 86 degrees F.
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Photo: View downstream along the St. Croix.  Andersen Windows plant on the right.
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Photo: Andersen Windows plant next door.
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Photo: In the winter, Andersen Windows purchases excess hot water from the power plant, through this pipe.  Visitor gate to the power plant is at center right.
Photo: A landmark everyone has seen:  The 785-foot discharge stack.
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Photo: Can you spot the falcon?
Photo: There it is.  A pair of falcons uses a nesting box on the stack at this level.
Photo: Looking northwest over the scrubbing equipment and the coalyard.
Photo: Scrubbing equipment used to remove particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, mercury, and sulfur from the flue gasses.
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Photo: West edge of the coal pile, which contains low-sulfur coal shipped by rail from Wyoming