Cooling Towers Implosion

A nearly standing room only gathering last night at the North Elementary School auditorium in somerset was treated to video displays of cooling towers identical to the pair at Brayton Point coming down a few years ago, and were assured that their homes, nearby wildlife, and other considerations are part of the planning process.

This coming Saturday at 8:00 a.m, three chimneys will be demolished in an implosion that will take about six seconds.

The two cooling towers that have dominated the local sky line for nearly a decade will take about eight seconds to remove, and will happen at 8:00 a.m on the morning of April 27.


The 8:00 a.m start time was selected after a study of wind speed at various hours of the day; A 25-mile an hour wind could cause delays or postponements. 

Sometime after 8:00 a.m on the morning of April 27, two long blasts of a siren will signify a two minute warning, with a short series of sound at the one-minute mark. 

if need be the countdown can be stopped and re-start if warranted. 


Residents had concerns about potential damage to their homes and concerns over wildlife in the area, which includes deer, rabbits, and the occasional coyote.