The 5th grade class of Springlake -Earth Elementary went on a field trip to Tolk. We have been studying about electricity and how to make it. Here are some of the interesting facts about Tolk.

Tolk is located 9 miles east, 3 miles south of Muleshoe, Texas. Tolk produced the 2nd most electricity in this location. Altogether Tolk produces 1,130,000 kilowatts of electricity. Unit number 1 produces 565,000 kilowatts of electricity. Unit number 2 produces 565,000 kilowatts of electricity . Altogether Tolk cost 566,000000 dollars. Plus an additional 5.5 million for railroads. Unit 1 cost 278,000,000 dollars and unit 2 cost 288,000,000dollars. The plant employs 123 people. An operating crew must be at the plant 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Boiler fuel is low sulfur subitiousbitunious coal from Wyoming. You do not have to have an education to work in some parts of the plant, but in some parts such as engineering you have to have an education. You have to take a test every year to make sure you still know everything P about your job.

Tolk is a very important plant in this area because it produces a lot of the electricity we use every day. Tolk is a very interesting plant. We really enjoyed our visit.


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