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Former B.C. Cobb power plant is imploded

Posted at 1:13 PM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 13:31:04-05

MUSKEGON, Mich.  — The former B.C. Cobb coal power plant is no more.

The plant and smoke stack on Muskegon Lake were imploded and demolished Saturday morning.

The city of Muskegon caught it on video:

The demolition process occurred between 7:45 and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, when traffic was delayed along the M-120 corridor (Muskegon Causeway).

The plant formerly belonged to Consumers Energy. In September 2017, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved Consumers’ request to pay North Carolina-based Forsite Development $1 million to take ownership of the property, including 115 acres of land and the 650-foot-tall smoke stack. Forsite plans to convert the site into a deep-water marine terminal on Muskegon Lake for cross-Lake Michigan shipping.

B.C. Cobb was decommissioned in April 2016 after nearly 70 years because of tightening emissions standards from the Environmental Protection Agency.