WATCH: Explosion demolishes former Weathersfield power plant
People living near the old Ohio Edison Generation Plant in Weathersfield may have heard some explosions on Thursday.
Thursday, April 28th 2022, 11:56 AM EDT
Thursday morning, people living near the old Ohio Edison Generation Plant in Weathersfield may have heard some explosions.
Township officials say demolition experts were using controlled explosives to take down the the former Ohio Edison Electric Generation Plant on Belmont Avenue.
The demolition of the building has been an ongoing process. In May of last year, explosives were used to topple a 400-foot-tall smokestack at the 67-year-old building. Then in March of this year, crews used explosives to remove two remaining smokestacks.
The process began at about 9 a.m. Thursday morning. This video of was sent to the 21 Newsroom from a viewer.
According to the Niles Historical Society, the plant cost $35 million and was dedicated in 1954.
The plant burned 2,500 tons of coal each day to generate more than 200,000 kilowatts of electricity.