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Old 08-09-19, 08:36 PM   #10
mincus
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We have a pumped hydro facility here in MO. They had a catastrophic failure in 2005 which sent a billion gallons of water flowing downstream, right through a popular campground and the very popular Johnson Shut-ins. Luckily it was at 5:00am in December so no one died. Ironically, someone did die in the construction of the replacement a few years later. Overall a very interesting story, and one I teach my freshmen about.

I think it's quite interesting how important Ameren knew this plant was. Important enough to spend quite a bit of money and build one in the same place as the disaster a few years before.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taum_S..._Power_Station
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