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Tradinghouse Power Plant Comes Down with a BOOM!

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(McClennan Co) -- The remaining section of the Tradinghouse Power Plant in eastern McClennan County came crashing down with an epic implosion Friday morning.

The plant's owner, Luminant, plans to recycle roughly 95 percent of the materials, including steel, copper and parts and pieces of large equipment that had been broken down.  The other section of the plant was imploded in March.

Power plant unit one begin operating in April of 1970.  Unit two began operations in June of 1972.  At their peak, the plant powered 692-thousand homes.  It employed roughly 60 people.
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