Editor: Our friend JEC witnessed this event Saturday morning and sent us his pictures and thoughts…
The crowd was in the thousands, parking was a challenge. The morning was beautiful – a good day for an implosion. The crowd could feel the shock waves from the explosions and car alarms went off in mass.
Now the real battle begins – do something better with the land. And what’s the bet the Port District will let Duke energy off the hook by leaving the spit of land that extends out from the plant into the middle of the bay. That berm with the square island at the end was built for the plant to separate the cool intake water from the plant’s warm output. Standard language in Port leases calls for tenants to return to land to it’s original condition. Western Salt avoided paying millions to remove the industrial salt ponds because those berms have been declared historical structures, “celebrating San Diego’s industrial heritage.”
All photos by JEC.