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Old San Diego Bay power plant to be imploded

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - An obsolete and unsightly power plant on the shore of San Diego Bay will be imploded this weekend.

The South Bay Power Plant has been a landmark on the city of Chula Vista's bayfront since the late 1950s, and steps toward demolishing it began more than a decade ago.

Conditions permitting, the implosion will take place at 7 a.m. Saturday.

The Port of San Diego has invited the public to view the collapse from designated safe areas.

The plant site encompasses 150 acres of land and 242 acres of water.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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