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1995 OSCO Cleaning Plant. When the cane was unloaded from the Haul Cane trucks, it was conveyed to the cleaning area. Once at the top, it continues to the carding drum, where it's thinned out and and dropped to the Rock Gap (a huge water container).

The cane floats while the rocks sink to the bottom. A conveyer captures them and moves them to an area where they're loaded on a truck. The cane continues across the Rock Gap to the Cascade Conveyor, which begins by spraying: this is the beginning of the cleaning process. From there the cane goes to the extractors which remove the leaves from the cane. After this, it's conveyed to the mill's grinding area.

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