El Dorado Energy Plant

Blacked out buildings southeast of Las Vegas
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dear_leader picture
@ 2005-10-31 22:30:23
I thinks maybe just pools of oil?
AlbinoFlea picture
@ 2005-11-01 01:16:36

This is the El Dorado Energy Plant. It burns natural gas, and there's a demonstration solar facility there too. The three black rectangles are ponds of water, I imagine used for cooling.

There's a picture and more details at:

http://www.semprageneration.com/Pages/Projects/El_Dorado/El_Dorado.aspx
Analogman picture
@ 2005-11-01 06:41:51
They are, indeed, cooling water ponds. They appear black because the ponds are lined with dark plastic to prevent water seeping into the ground.
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@ 2005-11-04 23:48:15
Why was someone (the person who submitted the map) thinking the buildings were blacked out? Are you reading this? I'm just curious what you were thinking.