Thread: Utah-Explosion rocks Orem Plant
04-10-2004, 11:15 PM #1
Utah-Explosion rocks Orem Plant
Explosion at Orem's Sewage Treatment Plant
Apr. 10, 2004
An explosion ripped through part of Orem's sewage treatment plant today, causing quite a bit of damage.
People were apparently doing some work outside the primary digester with a welder when a spark ignited methane inside the digester.
Bruce Chesnut Dir., Orem City Public Works: "IT BASICALLY IGNITED AND BLEW MOST OF THE ROOF RIGHT OFF THE DIGESTER."
The digester is a process that handles solid waste.
No one was hurt in the explosion.
Crews spent this afternoon assessing the damage.
They say it won't affect the city's ability to treat sewage.Front line since 1983 and still going strong
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