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Dynegy South Bay LLC, former operators of the defunct South Bay Power Plant, have filed an amendment to their demolition plan for the facility with the California Coastal Commission.

Instead of using a two-phased implosion, the company intends to destroy the plant with a single blast, the Port of San Diego reports. It was originally announced in May that Oakland-based Silverado Contractors, Inc. would be responsible for the plant’s demolition, and permits were issued under the original plan in June.

The single implosion should lessen noise and traffic impacts in the area, and is expected to speed the demolition plan by up to two months.

“The Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista's goal has always been to remove the South Bay Power Plant swiftly and safely,” said Ann Moore, Board of Port Commissioners vice chair and the City of Chula Vista's representative on the Board, in a release. “We believe the amended project will achieve that result, allowing plans for a redeveloped and improved waterfront to come to fruition.”

Up to 21,000 tons of recyclable metals, as well as 3,400 tons of other materials that may or may not be re-purposed, such as wood and plastic, is expected to be generated from the plant’s demolition.

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The single implosion will double the amount of noise (twice as many explosives going off at one time). It won't speed up the project either. The same amount of debris will still have to be hauled off the site regardless of whether it is completed in one phase or two phases. They are just doing it to save money. It's one less mobilization for the blasting crew.

Sept. 14, 2012

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