The implosion of James River Power Plant in Springfield

The stacks were retired and City Utilities brought them down Saturday morning.
Live! video of four exhaust stacks falling in scheduled implosion.
Live! video of four exhaust stacks falling in scheduled implosion.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Implosion of the retired James River power station was a success say authorities.

City Utilities of Springfield, and demolition contractors at the James River Power Station pushed the button to implode the four flue-exhaust stacks at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, February 19.

After providing electricity to Springfield for over 60 years, the five generators inside James River Power Station have been retired and thus reason the stacks were removed.

In recent memory the Joplin area experienced almost the same as Liberty Utilities in 2017 brought down portions of the Riverton Power Plant on Spring River.  7 and 8 were leveled in a planned implosion. Read more from KOAM from five years ago.

[VIDEO] LOOKING BACK 5 YEARS, REMEMBER 2017 IMPLOSION AT RIVERTON, KANSAS, POWER PLANT ON SPRING RIVER.

Read more history or scroll below about the Springfield Utilities James River Plant.

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