Two generators that failed during a March inspection at the world's largest drainage pump station passed tests this week to determine whether problems that caused the shutdown had been corrected. Contaminated diesel fuel and loosened bolts and compression plugs are suspected in the equipment failure at the $1 billion West Closure Complex.
Engineers think algae in the diesel fuel obstructed the generators' injectors. The growth also was located in three of six fuel tanks.
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