60s-Era Stacks at FPL Plant to Be Demolished Tuesday

The 350-foot stacks will be demolished and replaced by a more energy efficient plant.

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    The 350-foot stacks at the FPL power plant in Port Everglades will be demolished and replaced by a more energy efficient facility. NBC 6's Jennifer Gray reports.

    On Tuesday morning, the four red and white stacks that have been a South Florida landmark since the 60s will be permanently removed from the skyline.

    The 350-foot stacks at the FPL power plant in Port Everglades and their 7,500-ton boilers will be demolished in less than 60 seconds with 450 pounds of explosives.

    In their place, FPL will build a new facility that will be 35 percent more efficient and use less fuel.

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    Florida Power & Light will demolish four stacks at its 1960s-era Port Everglades Power Plant, the company said Monday. The four red-and-white-striped stacks are 350 feet tall with 7,500-ton boilers. They are being demolished on July 16, in order to create a new, high efficiency, power plant, the company said.

    “It’s not efficient, and we are going to be building in its place a new efficient, clean-air, clean-energy center,” FPL spokesman, Bill Orlove said.

    The new facility will run on American-produced natural gas and will provide energy for 260,000 customers whose pockets will benefit from the change.

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    “It’s going to keep their bills low, it’s going to bring jobs to the area,” Orlove said.

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