Ohio Edison Coal Power Plant
The four original units were taken out of service in 1970 after they had approached the end of their useful life. The other units were converted into an experimental clean fuel facility in the early 1990s, converting ground tire pellets into fuel for the boilers.(1) The experiment proved to not be cost efficient and the last three units were deactivated in 1993.
On November 1, 2008, the smoke stack of the power plant was imploded with 73 pounds of explosives.(1)(2) Demolition of the remaining sections of the power plant continued into 2009.
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