Project Description

OSC was contracted to demolish a generating station located in Palisades, CO. The plant had a two coal fired boiler generating system capable of  75 MWs. An active switch yard and an irrigation canal supplying water to local farms had to be protected during operations.


  • Abatement of entire plant of asbestos containing materials.
  • Removal and disposal all universal wastes including bulbs, ballasts, CFC’s, mercury containing devices, and PCB transformers.
  • Abatement and demolition of two 150 foot stacks.
  • Demolition of all site buildings to five feet below grade.
  • Removal of all concrete bases, footers, and foundations.
  • Development of a method to successfully segregate an estimated 2,000 cubic yards of UMTRA contaminated concrete to less than 600 cubic yards.
  • Relocation and grading of 30,000 cubic yards of waste ash.
  • Grading, capping, and closure of the 31 acre ash disposal landfill.
  • Construction of site drainage system.