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Implosion marks end for Goldsboro power plant

Posted December 20, 2013

Implosion Dec. 20, 2013, at H.F. Lee Steam Plant. (Courtesy Duke Energy Progress)

— A planned, staged implosion Friday morning marked the end for the coal-fired, retired H.F. Lee Steam Plant in Goldsboro.

Duke Energy Progress is dismantling the plant as part of a broader move toward cleaner energy sources. 

Friday's implosion saw twin smokestacks slowly fall to the ground. In the spring, a second demolition will remove the boilers from the site. Eventually, the utility expects to restore the site to ground level. 


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