Tumbling Down 2111

Stephen Ursery, Editor, Waste Age Magazine

April 1, 2005

1 Min Read
Tumbling Down

In February, a former waste-to-energy plant in Columbus, Ohio was imploded. Each of the plant's three stacks stood roughly 270 feet tall. Approximately 40 pounds of dynamite were used to implode each stack. The stacks fell upon one another as they blew up. The Grove City, Ohio-based Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) estimates that the demolition produced 5,000 tons of scrap metal for recycling.

The plant was opened by the city of Columbus in 1983. At one time, the facility delivered 90 megawatts of electricity daily to the city's power grid. SWACO began leasing the plant about 15 years ago and voted to close the facility in March 1995.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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