Transformer Explodes at BPU Plant in KS

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BPU PlantKansas City, KS -- A transformer exploded at the BPU plant in Quindaro.  Luckily, no one was injured.

General Motors, Owens Corning, and 600 other customers lost their power as a result of the explosion. 

"A 69KV transformer exploded at the plant which also took out 3 of our 161 KV transmission lines.  The key is that there were no injuries as safety of our employees and community is our top priority," said David Mehlhaff, Chief Communications Officer.