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Gas build-up leads to explosion at Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant

Posted: 4:49 AM, Jan 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-04 13:06:42Z
No one hurt in water treatment plant explosion
No one hurt in water treatment plant explosion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Fire Department said gas build-up led to an explosion at the Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant late Wednesday night. 

James Garrett with KCFD said there was a methane build-up in the plant, and it caused a partial explosion of the rear door around 10:30 p.m. Part of the building collapsed in the explosion. 

Firefighters put out a small fire after the explosion. 

The plant is still open as the explosion didn’t knock out power to the plant.

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