Lambton Generating Station may seem unchanged when you drive by it on the St. Clair Parkway, but about 30 per cent of the buildings at the former power plant are gone.
The power plant shut down in 2013 and last fall JMX Contracting was hired to remove asbestos from the building and demolish about 30 structures on the 1,300 acre site at a cost of $30 million.
Dan Roorda of Ontario Power Generation says the most visible sign of the demolition was the removal of the coal chute which spanned the St. Clair Parkway with most of the work taking place behind the building which fronts on the parkway.
That will change in August, when workers will begin pulling down the main buildings. “Right now we’re demolishing the interiors of the main structures on the parkway. Around about August, workers will be pulling the cladding off the buildings to prepare to take it down.”
Roorda says pulling down the building will take an entire year with demolition complete in 2020.
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