Old power station building in southern Illinois imploded

EAST ALTON, Ill. (AP) — Part of a shuttered power plant in southern Illinois has been demolished. Crews imploded the Wood River Power Station building in East Alton shortly after 8 a.m. Monday.

KTVI-TV reports that East Alton Fire Chief Timothy Quigley said It will take at least another month for three smoke stacks at the site to be imploded.

The Alton Daily News reported that the former Dynegy coal-fired power plant was closed in 2016. The site was purchased in 2019 and is being remediated by Liability Partners of St. Louis for possible new development.