Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Smokin' power plant

From NBC:

Firefighters are looking into what caused heavy black smoke to billow from a smokestack at a power plant near the East River in Queens Monday.

Firefighters were called to TransCanada's Ravenswood power plant at Vernon Boulevard and 37th Avenue in Long Island City about 4:30 p.m. Neighbors from both the west side of Queens and the east side of Manhattan reported seeing thick smoke coming from one of the four red and white smokestacks.

According to the energy company, a boiler combustion fan lost power, causing the inside of the smoke stack to overheat and produce black smoke.


Cheech (or is it Chong?) said...

I'm not against smokin' plants but this just goes too far!

Anonymous said...

Breathe deep while you sleep!
Yet these transplanted midwestern hipsters find "asthma alley" most appealing.

Anonymous said...

And it ain't mid August yet.
Warning: Overstressed power grid...another blackout coming soon.

Anonymous said...

A few years ago Vernon was filled with smoke when a value snapped - the entire neighborhood heard the hissing sound.

A great place for a row of 20 story buildings whose balconies will look over the tops of the stacks.

Love my kids to be sleeping in a room bathed by the soft aroma of plant fumes, wouldn't you?