Brayton Point Cooling Towers to Be Demolished

Boaters who transit Mount Hope Bay, on the border of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, will soon be minus a major landmark, as the 500-foot cylindrical cooling towers of the Brayton Point powerplant are scheduled to be demolished on the morning of April 27.

Last Sunday, March 24, two of the plant’s three smokestacks were taken down. The cooling towers are just 10 years old, having been built in 2009 (forĀ $600 million) to mitigate the release of heated seawater into Mount Hope Bay, which was shown to kill juvenile fish.

The cost of demolition to all of the structures on the property is estimated at $2 million.