Blasts last week take down Benson Power, stack

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

By Thanksgiving the remains of what was the generating facility for a 55-megawatt power plant fueled by turkey litter and wood chips should be gone and the portion of the site it sat on bare ground.

Last Wednesday morning, charges set over two months by Control Demolition from Phoenix, Maryland, exploded with a series of loud cracks as expectant watchers gathered for the demolition waited for the building and stack to fall. Those blasts were quickly followed by deeper, more powerful blasts that seemed to shake the ground...


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