Crowds Watch the South Bay Power Plant Implosion

The defunct South Bay Power Plant in Chula Vista was demolished by a series of blasts

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    Watch the implosion of the Chula Vista power plant on Saturday Feb. 2, 2013. Read article. Watch aftermath video (Published Saturday, Feb 2, 2013)

    The defunct South Bay Power Plant in Chula Vista was demolished by a series of blasts early Saturday.

    Thousands of people lined the waterfront in the South Bay to watch the defunct power plant disappear from the skyline.

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    Watch implosion raw video

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    The implosion went off just a few minutes after the scheduled 7 a.m. implosion.

    Winds carried the smoke and debris west over the bay and away from the community of Chula VIsta. 

    Watch aftermath video

    Explosives were planted along the base of the plant. Once the smoke cleared, crowds could still see the top of one of the plant's smokestacks.