Video – HF Lee power plant imploded…

Smokestack blast captured in multi-angle high def’.

Duke Energy Progress’ demolition specialist have imploded the smokestacks at the retired H.F. Lee Steam Plant as part of the company’s ongoing effort to transition to cleaner energy sources.

This was the first of two implosion events that will occur at the site. The second will demolish the boilers and is scheduled for the spring of 2014.

Duke Energy’s ultimate goal for retired coal-fired sites such as H.F. Lee is to dismantle the equipment and buildings, and restore the site to ground level. After the second implosion event, Duke Energy will be able to complete demolition activity and begin restoring the land.

Read more here, or watch the stunning video below: