Leaky turbine spewing oil on Carrollton Power Plant neighbors, WWL-TV reports

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This power plant on Spruce Street is the source of a mist-like oil that began covering homes and cars in 2013.

The state Department of Environmental Quality released a report confirming neighbors’ complaints that one of the Sewerage & Water Board’s aged turbines is leaking oil and spewing it over their property, the latest in a series of hazards surrounding the Carrollton Power Plant, David Hammer reported on WWL-TV.

As the S&WB spends millions to fix the outdated equipment that runs the city’s critical drainage and water pumps, the continual equipment failures damage Carrollton-area neighbors’ quality of life. An agency spokeswoman told Hammer the S&WB will meet with neighbors and is working with its insurance company on property damage claims and with turbine maker GE to schedule diagnostic tests on Turbine 5.

One thought on “Leaky turbine spewing oil on Carrollton Power Plant neighbors, WWL-TV reports

  1. The S&WB needs to be totally revamped.
    Millions of $$ going into over paid supervisors.
    NOLA infrastructure is a joke.
    Our Governor has Millions if not more of a surplus to fix all the problems overall.
    It’ll never change!!!
    Sad situation NOLA

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