PGE demolishes Boardman coal plant’s stack, boiler; see the video here

It was no whale, but it was still a pretty cool Oregon blast.

With precisely placed explosives, Portland General Electric brought down the 656-foot-tall stack and boiler at the shuttered Boardman coal plant in a matter of seconds Thursday morning.

Here’s how it looked, as streamed lived by the utility:

The state’s only coal plant opened in 1980. PGE shut it down in October 2020, fulfilling a 2010 agreement with a wide range of stakeholders that avoided extending its life to 2040 at the cost…


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