About two weeks after Lakeland Electric’s natural-gas-burning McIntosh 5 plant went back online, the failure of an oil pump and its backup damaged large steel bearings and idled the generator again. Repairs are estimated to cost $3.4 million to $4 million.

Source: The Ledger

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