Landmark smokestack imploded in Laughlin

Posted: Mar. 11, 2011 | 9:58 a.m.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2011 | 1:30 p.m.

LAUGHLIN — With white smoke and dust flowing out its top, the 500-foot-tall concrete smokestack of the Mohave Generation Station crashed to the ground in dramatic fashion at 9 a.m. Friday.

The plant was closed Dec. 31, 2005, when its coal and water supply contracts expired. If new coal and water supply agreements had been achieved, the plant’s co-owners had committed to install $1.2 billion in the latest emission control technology upgrades for post-2005 operations.

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