Iconic Florida Power Plant Demolished

A planned explosion brought down FP&L’s landmark power plant in Riviera Beach, Florida this morning. The red and white striped smokestacks that were  landmarks for generations of sailors returning home from the sea are now just a memory. The 60’s era oil fired generating plant will be replaced by a $1.3 billion natural gas fired power plant.  Said one witness, “Now it’s gone, but now you’ll get cleaner energy, I guess.” Apparently, this gent hasn’t seen ‘Gasland‘ yet.

2 thoughts on “Iconic Florida Power Plant Demolished

    1. Hope so too Sophie. At least for now, since it’s summer and the water is probably a bazillion degrees there! Wonder what will happen next winter since the manatees are used to going there for relief from the cold.

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