Video – Cassville power plant falls…

Controlled blast demolishes disused Wisconsin power plant.

In just a matter of seconds, the old Alliant Energy power plant in Cassville, Wisconsin came down.

The Nelson Dewey Generating Station shut down in 2015. For nearly 60 years, it was an important part of the small town, providing power, jobs, and a sense of community.

At one time, the plant had 60 full-time dedicated workers. Some were laid off because of the closure. Others were able to transfer to different locations, including to the Alliant plant in Lansing, Iowa.

Completely bringing down the power plant will be an ongoing process. Once the site is cleared, Alliant will start showing it to possible buyers