Video: Albany Paper Mill boiler imploded

Credit: Albany Fire Dept.

Video: Albany Paper Mill boiler imploded

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by Associated Press

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Posted on July 23, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 23 at 9:35 AM

ALBANY, Ore. -- Hundreds of people turned out to witness the demolition of a huge recovery boiler at the former Albany Paper Mill.

People arrived to the Sunday morning implosion of the No. 4 boiler equipped with cameras, tripods, smart phones and video recorders.

International Paper announced last week its plan to bring down the 175-foot structure, which has been idle for a decade, according to the Albany Democrat-Herald.

The scrap metal will be sent for reclamation.

Oregon State Troopers and state transportation crews shut down Interstate 5 for roughly five minutes in both directions just before the blast, which collapsed the boiler.

Video courtesy of the Albany Fire Dept.

 

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