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Explosion at South Korean coal-fired power plant kills one, injures four

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Staff Writer | August 9, 2018
An explosion at a coal-fired power station in South Korea on August 8 left one worker dead and four others injured, the Yonhap agency reported.
Explosion plant
Accident   The plant supplies steam to the nearby Jangia industrial complex
The blast occurred at the plant of energy company GS E&R in the city of Pocheon, about 50 km northeast of Seoul. Police believe that combustible dust could have caused the explosion.

GS E&R obtained a license for the combined heat and power (CHP) plant in October 2015 before starting construction in December the same year.

Other than electricity, the plant supplies steam to the nearby Jangia industrial complex. The company implemented the test operation of the plant from April this year to July 27.


 

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