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Old 01-05-2011, 12:45 AM
 
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We have passed this large plant few times along hwy 69? I wanna say it's south of the lakes but could be before them. I can't find it on web & don't know name of it. I do know when heading towards TX it's on right hand side going up large hill and left side's rocky cliffs. You can see smoke/steam coming outta tanks/towers. What City or County is it in or near?

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Old 01-06-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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That sounds like the power generation plant just south of Kiowa, between McAlester and Atoka.
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Old 01-07-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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There is a hugh plaint south of Kiowa as mentioned above and it is a power plant. Where on 69 were you when you saw this large plant because I can't think of anything hugh from McAlester to Sherman, TX other than that power plant.
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:14 AM
 
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it doesn't appear to be a power plant but could be. it had what appeared to be steamdrums, cokers, flares but they wer'nt burning. it's sorta hidden though at first til almost past it and then ya can look down into the valley. i do know it had a lot of huge tall tanks.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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It is a 1,250-megawatt natural gas-fueled, electric generating facility, and employs a dedicated underground waterline that pumps secondary coolant water from Lake Eufaula located over 20 miles away to the northeast.

The generating facility is situated in far southern Pittsburg county six miles south of Kiowa, OK on U.S.highway 69. The county line between Pittsburg and Atoka counties runs approximately 100 feet south of the main gate that leads into the facility.


Pasted below is a brief news article snippet about the facility.

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Article: Tenaska and Kiowa Power Partners Announce Construction Of 1,250-MW Oklahoma Electric Generating Facility.

Article from:PR Newswire Article date:June 21, 2001 Copyright

OMAHA, Neb. and KIOWA, Okla., June 21 /PRNewswire/ --

Tenaska, Inc. (Tenaska) and Kiowa Power Partners, LLC (KPP) announced today that construction will begin in early July on the Kiamichi Energy Facility, a 1,250-megawatt (MW) (approximate) natural gas-fueled, electric generating facility in Pittsburg County, Okla., south of Kiowa.

Tenaska, an experienced energy developer headquartered in Omaha, Neb., and KPP executed agreements in February of this year that identified Tenaska as the lead developer. Through the agreements, Tenaska has overall responsibility for the project's final-stage development, financing and construction.

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Here is Tenaska's web site overview about the Tenaska Kiamichi Generating Station.

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Old 02-08-2011, 03:38 PM
 
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This plant sometimes causes dense fog in the valley there. There are signs warning drivers to use caution.
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