SOMERSET, Mass. (WPRI) — The cooling towers of the coal-fired Brayton Point Power Station will be staying a part of the skyline of the SouthCoast of Massachusetts for the time being, but crews have started tearing down other structures at the site.
Commercial Development Company, which now owns the station through its subsidiary Brayton Point LLC, is repositioning the retired power plant site into a commerce center campus. Needed renovations include removing asbestos and cleaning sections of the environment. Fuel oil tanks and buildings have to be demolished, and permits have to be acquired for others.
The company said the demolition started Sept. 24, and it’s expecting it all to be finished later in 2019.
There isn’t a clear timetable for the demolishing of the massive cooling towers, according to CDC’s spokesman John Kowalik.