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UER Forum > UE Photography > Powered Down: The Death of Coal (Viewed 680 times)
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Powered Down: The Death of Coal
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Hello everyone!! It's been awhile since I've done a legit post on here. Last year was a busy one for me and I really amped up my exploring. This was one of my favorite spots from 2017. Myself and three of my close exploring friends visited this abandoned coal burning power plant in June. The place is huge and we spent about five hours here.

This plant was shut down nearly two decades ago. After several complaints by locals to the EPA of high levels of emissions coming from the plant the company that owned it was given a ultimatum: Comply with EPA regulations or shut it down.
Obviously they chose the later.

The level of scrapping here was much lower than one would expect and there was none of the tagging or penis graffiti often found in these industrial locations. It;s not exactly difficult to get in the building, but perhaps it's isolated location, sandwiched between and river, railroad tracks and the highway has kept the idiots way.

Hope you all enjoy the photos! I will try to get back in the habit of posting here again. I have a bunch of spots I really think you guys will enjoy!





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< Reply # 1 on 3/4/2018 5:14 AM >
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Happy to see your photos on the main board again SwanS. My personal faves are 1 and 2, and the Speaker in the corner. Love your song titles. Awesome Explore, and will definitely look for MORE from you in the future




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Every one of these is so satisfying to look at. Awesome work, and great location.



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< Reply # 3 on 3/4/2018 6:51 AM >
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"Nobody puts Speaker in a corner" is one of the best things I've seen on this site. You made me chuckle.




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Way cool! Also I love the description you gave to each photo.




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I like all the gray tones.
Thanks




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This place is pretty fun. I could be wrong, but I think another reason it has faired so well over the years is that up until very recently the surrounding property was more active. I tried to go here in 2013 and there were workers everywhere. Then I went again last year and it was a ghost town. Maybe I just hit it on a bad day the first time. Not sure.




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TheSwanStation 


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Happy to see your photos on the main board again SwanS. My personal faves are 1 and 2, and the Speaker in the corner. Love your song titles. Awesome Explore, and will definitely look for MORE from you in the future



Thanks Mis!! I would put those speakers in my house if I could lol.
I have a ton of shots I need to post here. I will try to do so with a bit more frequency!




Post by DescentOnARope
Every one of these is so satisfying to look at. Awesome work, and great location.


Thank you so much!! That really means a lot!





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"Nobody puts Speaker in a corner" is one of the best things I've seen on this site. You made me chuckle.


That is very high praise!! Glad I got a chuckle out of ya and always nice to see someone appreciate my often ridiculous sense of humor.





Post by L0st1nt1m3
Way cool! Also I love the description you gave to each photo.



Thanks!! I started giving all my shots titles a few years back. I have fun with it and it often adds a little something extra to the shot I think.





Post by selectedgrub
I like all the gray tones.
Thanks


Ya know I never really noticed until you mentioned it, but this place sure was gray! We visited on a rather gray and rainy day as well.
Glad you enjoyed!!





Post by Adv.Pack
This place is pretty fun. I could be wrong, but I think another reason it has faired so well over the years is that up until very recently the surrounding property was more active. I tried to go here in 2013 and there were workers everywhere. Then I went again last year and it was a ghost town. Maybe I just hit it on a bad day the first time. Not sure.



Oh yea this place was a blast. One of the more enjoyable industrial places I've done, so much to see and such a variety.

It was quiet as could be the day we went. We chose to park a decent ways away and approach from the back via the railroad tracks. We didn't see anyone the entire time we were there.




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< Reply # 8 on 3/6/2018 8:28 PM >
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Well shit, this place looks really fucking cool.





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Impressive location, looks like a ton of fun!




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