Smoke stack Dixie/Derry at Pearson Airport

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Pilot Dave on January 23, 2009

Not to be picky but smoke stack suggest pollution. That is actually condinsate or steam coming from the TransAlta Co-gen facility. They are a natural gas power plant that provided steam and power to the old Boeing wing plant that was located on that corner of the airport. Now they produce power for the Ontario power grid and the steam is used on a steam power generator and the excess is vented to the atmosphere.

JamesGray on January 23, 2009

thanks dave ill try and edit the description asap. I always wondered what this building was. now i know thanks. PS can you tell me when is the best time to see most 747's land on this north (east west ) landing strip? near to this steam stack?

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  • Uploaded on January 25, 2008
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    by JamesGray
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
    • Taken on 2008/01/24 17:19:05
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 53.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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