Asbestos Abatement Slows Demolition of Marysville Detroit Edison Plant

According to the Detroit Free Press and the Port Huron Times Herald, due to the need to abate more asbestos at the site than was originally anticipated, the possible implosion of the Marysville DTE power plant has been delayed. The power plant operated from 1922 through 2001, before it’s decommissioning in 2011.

While officials had hoped to bring the building to the ground this summer, a spokesperson was quoted by saying, “The quantities have proven to be more than originally anticipated, but we are moving forward and properly disposing of that material.”

The asbestos abatement process was to be completed on Labor Day. The implosion is planned for mid-October, but the implosion will just be the first step in cleaning up the site. Once the building is knocked down, it will take 18 to 24 months to clean the site before redevelopment can begin.

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