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Monday August 10th, 2015

Posted at 7:19pm

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The planned implosion of the former GM Transmission Plant’s smokestack has not gone according to plans, not once, but four times.

An implosion attempt a few weeks ago did not cause the tower to come down.

Then a scheduled implosion set for 2pm Monday resulted in only a large boom and a small plume of white smoke or dust, visible near the base of the tower.

The implosion was rescheduled for 6pm, residents gathered to watch again, but the resulting explosion failed to take the tower down. Again it produced smoke at the base, but this time smoke was seen coming from the top of the stack.

Demolition crews tried yet again a few minutes later. A large boom was heard for a fourth time across South Walkerville, smoke rose from the base of the tower, but the tower still stood.

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