White plume at Discovery was steam

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What was that massive white plume coming from the Discovery Fort Lupton natural gas plant, Thursday, March 1?

It was steam.

Workers had to purge the plant of oxygen as they get ready to start up Phase 1B of the complex, which is about 4.3 miles northwest of Lochbuie, according to Casey Nikoloric, a Discovery spokeswoman. 

Workers plan to start the new part of the plant once each piece of equipment is checked, Nikoloric said. 

It’s a process that could take several days, she said, declining to give a specific date.

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