Power Plant Implosion Frisco Texas July 2011 - Raw Video.
It came down two hours later than scheduled, but the towering Collin Power Plant in Frisco is no more following an implosion just before noon Friday.
What was once one of the largest power plants in Texas is now nothing but rubble. An estimated 30-pound of explosives sent the plant collapsing into itself in a matter of seconds.
The initial attempt scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday failed due to the extreme heat. Those on hand heard the countdown, two loud bangs and then a puff of smoke appeared, but no implosion. Two out of 14 explosives didn't go off on the first round. In order for the implosion to happen, every explosive must fire.
"Our only adversity here was the tremendous heat," said Eric Kelly "Boy, project engineer. "Boy, 101-102 degrees, it magnifies on the steal; it makes things melt and not work the way we like."
Luminant is recycling 85 Percent of its Retired Collin Power Plant Following Implosion Recycling effort will give second life to the Collin County natural gas-fueled plant.
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