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Location DB > United States > Ohio > Toronto > Ohio Edison Plant
 Name
Ohio Edison Plant
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 Database Info
created by RabidMonkey on 2/21/2006 5:34 AM
last modified by secretdestroyers on 4/19/2010 3:29 AM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
A powerplant loaded with huge corridors, labs, showers and more. The building primarily composed of bricks and steel, has a 1000+ foot tall smokestack, a water tower, and some sub areas that have not been explored.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: worth the trip, loads of exploring
 Physical Information
Address

Toronto, Ohio
United States
Owner:
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  • Lead Paint, Small Spaces, Long Falls, PCB's
  •  Interesting Features
    Most of the machines in the plant are still there, and there is a whole slew of operation manuals and documents.

    Labs that have chemicals and emergency showers.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 1993
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Long Sleeves, Gloves,
     History
    he Ohio Edison power plant is perched over the Ohio River in Jefferson County. In 1990 this pulverized-coal plant ran test operations, the Ohio Edison Tires-To-Energy Project, to determine the feasibility of scrap tire and tire-derived fuel. While the tests were successful in proving that old tires were a viable fuel source, the power plant was closed shortly thereafter in 1993 - presumably because of the newer efficient power plant which was built slightly upriver.

    Located in the very small town of Toronto, OH the mammoth brick facility is a multi-leveled maze interconnected by innumerable stairways, ladders, coal conveyor belts, and freight elevators. Speckled throughout the building are numerous workshops, locker rooms, offices and laboratories while a myriad of gauges, knobs, and switches decorate control panels. Iridescent silver paint reflects light in the huge main bay which is mostly devoid of major machinery. A towering smoke stack with flashing strobes, a water tower, a dock, and miscellaneous outbuildings can all be found on the building grounds.

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     Future Plans
    Not really sure, the town it is in is way to poor to be able to get this thing cleared of the amounts of asbestos they have used.

    In 2007, several offenders were caught rowing across the Ohio River stealing copper out of the facility. Police drive-bys are now common.
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    Ohio Edison
    Mon, Feb 27th, 2006
    posted by southsideshutterbug
    10 pictures
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    Powerplant 01
    Mon, Feb 27th, 2006
    posted by Atrocity
    5 pictures
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    Powerplant 02
    Mon, Feb 27th, 2006
    posted by Atrocity
    3 pictures
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    never got in
    Mon, Nov 15th, 2010
    posted by secretdestroyers
    5 pictures


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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 11/15/2010 4:10 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Nov 15 10 at 4:10, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 15 10 at 4:08, secretdestroyers updated gallery picture pit
  • on Nov 15 10 at 4:07, secretdestroyers updated gallery picture notice
  • on Nov 15 10 at 4:07, secretdestroyers updated gallery picture eight
  • on Nov 15 10 at 4:07, secretdestroyers updated gallery picture stacked
  • on Nov 15 10 at 4:06, secretdestroyers added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 15 10 at 2:31, secretdestroyers updated gallery picture after the stack came down
  • on Nov 15 10 at 2:29, secretdestroyers added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 15 10 at 2:29, secretdestroyers created a new gallery
  • on Apr 20 10 at 2:57, Steed validated this location
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