Coal-fired power plant in southeast Kansas to be demolished
June 9, 2017
RIVERTON, Kan. (AP) — Empire District Electric Co. plans to demolish its coal-fired power plant near Riverton, Kansas, sometime this month.
The Joplin Globe reports (http://bit.ly/2rdEtW0 ) the company isn't announcing the date of the demolition because it doesn't want to attract crowds.
Empire said Thursday the $6.5 million project will demolish three units of the plant. The demolition comes after the utility opened its natural gas-powered generating unit in 2016.
The parts of the plant being razed were all constructed around 1950. They were converted from coal-burners to natural gas in...