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Location DB > United States > South Carolina > Gaffney > Duke Energy Power Plant
Duke Energy Power Plant
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created by Conundrum on 6/17/2004 6:19 PM
last modified by Scaggs on 6/4/2017 2:32 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
It is a Nuclear Power Plant that was about 1/3 built. Virtually all the buildings that were there during the filming in 1989 are still standing. One was burned by vandals that housed the wardrobe department.

 Basic Information
Type: Nuclear Power Plant
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Difficult/Watch out for the guard. He patrols on the 25 minute mark of every hour.
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Gaffney, South Carolina
United States
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    It is the largest underwater set in the world at 7 million gallons.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 1989
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • rope
  • harness
  • binoculars
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Constructed to be a Nuclear Power plant, funding was lost, and ended up sitting unused for many years. 20th Century Fox and James Cameron came along and used the partially constructed lot as a film studio, to film The Abyss.
     Media Coverage
    Photo and mention on page A-1 of the Washington Post, October 2007

    Writeup in The New York Times, April 2006
     Future Plans
    The plans for the site are to build the William States Lee III Nuclear Generating Station beside it and demolish the existing structure.

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     Photo Galleries
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    Misc Site Photos
    Thu, Jun 17th, 2004
    posted by Conundrum
    19 pictures
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    Mark, Redangelkitti, and Longbough's trip
    Sun, Feb 20th, 2005
    posted by Mark
    26 pictures
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    The Abyss Movie Set
    Thu, Dec 1st, 2005
    posted by Scaggs
    14 pictures

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     Web Links
    Wikipedia page for the plant

    Extensive write-up of a visit, with photos

    Hakan's Abyss Page: Behind the Scenes (photos of the plant focused on the movie, The Abyss)

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 6/5/2017 5:16 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 5 17 at 5:16, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 4 17 at 14:32, Scaggs changed the following: Status, Recommendation
  • on Jun 3 14 at 0:17, Steed validated this location
  • on Dec 1 13 at 20:05, Scaggs updated gallery The Abyss Movie Set
  • on Dec 1 13 at 18:40, Scaggs reordered images in gallery The Abyss Movie Set
  • on Dec 1 13 at 18:40, Scaggs added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Dec 1 13 at 18:39, Scaggs added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Dec 1 13 at 18:37, Scaggs updated gallery The Abyss Movie Set
  • on Dec 1 13 at 18:36, Scaggs created a new gallery
  • on Feb 24 10 at 23:49, Opheliaism validated this location
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Update on the PlantHell-Kite11865/9/2018 2:16 PM by Hell-Kite
    You must log in for this feature to work.New York Times articlethoughtcriminal04154/10/2006 4:14 AM by thoughtcriminal
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