Edgewater Power Station Demolition

First Energy was in need of the safe, complete demolition and remediation of the former Edgewater power plant that had been sitting dormant for years on the shores of Lake Erie. Independence Excavating teamed with Precision Environmental and C.J. Betters Enterprises for the complete, timely and safe removal of the retired power plant.

The first challenge consisted of the removal of asbestos associated with the seven boilers. Precision environmental also removed and either recycled or disposed of transformers and ballasts containing PCBS, bulbs and switch controls containing mercury, and other hazardous and non-hazardous oils and chemicals found at the facility.

Independence Demolition lead the structural demolition phases consisting of the complete removal of all structures on the site:

  • 300' Tall Brick Exhaust Stack and Miscellaneous Steel Stacks
  • Outdoor Switch Yard
  • Coal Handling Conveyors, Transfer Towers and Crusher Building
  • Elevated Outdoor Water Tank on top of Boiler House
  • Tank Farm
  • Seven (7) Large Capacity Steam Boilers
  • Three (3) Electrical Turbines and their Condensers
  • 100,000+ square foot footprint Brick Boiler House Building


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