Friday, July 29, 2011

Plant works to repair railroad loop

Kansas City Power & Light’s Iatan power plant in Platte County is looking at millions of dollars in damage from the flood.
Plant officials are currently trying to get back on track by making repairs to the railroad loop. The plant is generating at 60 percent normal capacity because its coal supply is running low and trains cannot reach the plant, due to floodwaters.
“BNSF said their part of the railroad will be open all the way to St. Joseph later this week, but the breach in our railroad loop is 150 feet wide,” plant manager Tim Mackin said. Continued

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