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August 13, 2008 at 09:00 AM EDT
Water Circulation Issue Forces 565-Megawatt Illinois Plant Offline, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 08/13/08 -- Researched by Industrial Information Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The 565-megawatt (MW) Meredosia Power Station, which is owned and operated by AmerenEnergy Generating Company, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) (St. Louis, Missouri), was shut down on August 9 because of water circulation issues. The problem occurred when a tree log rammed into screens, causing the recirculating pump to malfunction. Two of the plant's four turbines were manufactured by General Electric (NYSE:GE) (Fairfield, Connecticut).

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