Smoke test scheduled at Carrolton Power Plant

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Updated: May. 31, 2018 at 6:35 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Residents may see dark smoke rising from The Sewerage and Water Board's Carrolton Power Plant Thursday.

The smoke is part of a test for the board's recently-repaired power turbine.

Turbine #5 is one of the main turbines that runs the city's drainage pumps.

The testing at the plant on South Claiborne Avenue is expected to start a little after noon.

An environmental team will monitor the exhaust coming from the smokestack.

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