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How not to bring down a smokestack | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 45 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 11, 2010, titled How not to bring down a smokestack | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The former Ohio Edison Mad River Power Plant's 275-foot smokestack crushes buildings and tears down power lines as it falls the wrong way during demolition.

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Nat

Xenia, OH

#42 Nov 11, 2010
Who would've imagined something falling downhill?
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#43 Nov 11, 2010
Is this what Howlin' Wolf meant by 'Smokestack Lightning'?

Mark

Hampton, VA

#44 Nov 11, 2010
Touch Down!
Huh

Columbus, OH

#45 Nov 11, 2010
Crack on one side? Looks to me like they blew more material out of one side which caused it to lean the wrong way. Placing children at a construction site in a situation as hazardous as demolition is just negligence. Spectators should have been all held back at least 1500 to 2000ft from a demolition of this magnitude. Good companies plan for the unexpected.
glenx

Columbus, OH

#46 Nov 12, 2010
Well, it came down ,can't ask for more than that ...

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