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Mystery Behind Sandy Creek Power Plant Begins to Unravel

Robert Cervenka, a neighbor of the troubled coal power plant, has been ranching here for over seventy years.

What happened at the Sandy Creek power plant? The new coal-powered generator, one of the few developing coal projects in the state, had a strange malfunction last fall, setting back construction on the plant a year, and pushing the Texas electric grid even further into a tight spot. The power station in Riesel was set to [...]

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