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Mississauga News - June 27, 2007 - By
Powerhouse still standing
The powerhouse of the Lakeview Generating station got a stay of execution today
after Ontario Power Generation decided weather conditions
were not favourable this morning.
The blast has been re-scheduled for tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.
The powerhouse at Lakeview Generating Station seems reluctant to meet its fate.
The scheduled implosion of the last vestige of the power plant that operated for 42 years on the shores of Lake Ontario, was postponed for the third consecutive day this morning.
Officials from Ontario Power Generation and Murray Demolition believed they had a "window of opportunity" between 8-10 a.m. which would provide the offshore winds they need to blow the dust from the explosion out over the Lake. But the winds failed to materialie(sic).
Officials initially delayed the scheduled explosion of about 750 pounds of dynamite for two hours, then finally called the whole thing off shortly after 10 a.m.
The next attempt to remove the nearly 200-ft. high powerhouse from the horizon has been scheduled for tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m.
During the 1980s when all eight units were operating, Lakeview employed more than 400 people.
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