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…