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Former coal-fired power plant razed to make way for offshore wind electricity connection

Associated Press

UPPER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A giant smokestack that was part of the landscape for millions of tourists heading to beaches on the southern New Jersey shore came down Thursday. The 463-foot stack at the B.L. England power plant was imploded to make way for the site’s new use as a connection point to the electrical grid for offshore wind power. The plant, which burned coal and oil, closed in 2019. The site in Upper Township will be used to connect a cable from the wind energy company Orsted, which is building New Jersey’s first offshore wind farm about 15 miles off the coast of Ocean City.

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