Cause of water treatment explosion determined

By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email
The cause of a blast at a water treatment plant has been determined.

Photo courtesy Goshen News

The cause of a blast at a water treatment plant has been determined.

The explosion at Goshen Water Treatment Facility pushed out a concrete block and brick wall and shattered the building's windows last Monday.

A city utilities spokesman says it started because methane gas built up in a room where sewage is broken down. It then leaked into another part of the plant and ignited.

The Goshen News reports that the spark came either from a motor or a heater in the room where the fire started.


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