Duke Completes Demolition Of Salisbury Coal Plant
Duke Energy on Friday completed the demolition of the remaining section of the Buck Steam Station, on the Yadkin River near Salisbury. The demolition began Aug. 2 with the implosion of the plant’s oldest section.
The plant opened in 1926 and was retired in 2013. Duke now operates a natural-gas plant on the site as it shifts energy production away from coal.
Duke is also planning to remove coal ash stored near the plant beginning in late 2019 or early 2020.
And it’s building a reprocessing unit to recycle some ash for use in concrete - one of three such units planned around the state.