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Demolition to begin on Grainger Generating Station



04/20/2015


MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper has awarded the contract for the demolition of Grainger Generating Station near Conway to National Salvage and Service Corp.

National Salvage and Service Corp. will begin mobilizing to the site the week of May 4. Demolition work is scheduled to begin the second week of May, with interior equipment being removed first. Beginning in June, the coal conveying equipment will be dismantled. Once that is completed, the building structures will be removed. The most visible portions of Grainger Station, the stacks, are projected to be dismantled in early 2016.

Crews are scheduled to work six days a week, up to 12 hours a day (during daylight hours), and noise from the site is expected to be minimal.

Once the demolition is completed, the ground will be layered with soil, graded and covered with grass. The process is expected to be complete in the summer of 2016.

Grainger Generating Station was retired Dec. 31, 2012. Ash recycling at Grainger's two ash ponds is currently underway and will continue through the dismantling process.

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