Former Marysville power plant imploded


After being decommissioned back in 2011, the former DTE coal-fired power plant in Marysville, Michigan, was imploded this morning (Nov. 7.)

The site, which is just south of Sarnia, drew hundreds and hundreds of spectators along the St. Clair River to watch the event.

Social media lit up with people’s photos and videos as well. Here is a compilation we found on you Tube:

Reports say the Chatham-Kent PUC will be monitoring the Wallaceburg water intake this weekend following the implosion. However, PUC officials told the Wallaceburg Courier Press they have no concerns about the Wallaceburg intake and don’t anticipate any negative impacts.

Official in Marysville are planning to redevelop the former Detroit Thomas Edison (DTE) power plant site to provide the city with a unique riverfront destination. The rich history of the site, including the opening of the DTE Power Plant in 1922, would be reflected in contextual architecture and streetscapes featuring detailing reminiscent of the 1920s.

– Photo credit: Gary Martin

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