Iconic smokestacks imploded on SC coast - FOX Carolina 21

Iconic smokestacks imploded on SC coast

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(Courtesy: Santee Cooper) (Courtesy: Santee Cooper)
CONWAY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The iconic Granger Generating smokestacks in Conway along Highway 501 in Conway on the road to Myrtle Beach came tumbling down Sunday morning.

Santee Cooper demolished the two 300-foot stacks at 8 a.m. Sunday.

The stacks were toppled with a series of small, controlled explosions that weakened them at the base, allowing for a controlled fall.

Click here to watch video of the implosion.

The stacks had stood along the Waccamaw River for 50 years.

Santee Cooper is in the process of dismantling the old Granger generating Station as part of the company’s focus on reducing emissions and renewable energy sources.

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