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PA mill stack comes down Monday, KONP plans special coverage

April 8th, 2013 - 5:13am

(Port Angeles) -- The iconic smoke stack that once belonged to Peninsula Plywood comes down today in Port Angeles.

An explosive charge will help topple the 175-foot stack at 3:30 this afternoon. Demolition experts plan to fall it like a giant tree.

The Port of Port Angeles plans a special ceremony beginning about three this afternoon. It will feature dignitaries and others who had been involved with the former mill since it went on line more than 70 years ago.

PenPly closed down for good in December of 2011. The port has demolished the old buildings, and after an environmental clean up plans to repurpose the site for marine trades or other water-dependent industry.

KONP plans a special afternoon of programming to mark the end of the stack. The "Todd Ortloff Show" at 1 pm will feature guests from the port and we'll take some of your phone calls with memories of PenPly. Then at about three, we will bring you live coverage of the stack-toppling ceremony, including the countdown to the detonation.

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