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Holly Power Plant taking longer to dismantle than expected

By Marty Toohey - American-Statesman Staff

It will take eight months longer to tear down the Holly Power Plant than originally planned, Austin city officials say.

The East Austin plant, which was supposed to be a memory by the end of March, probably won’t be completely dismantled until November, according to recent estimates. The general contractor, TRC Environmental Corp., took three months longer than expected to start the work, with additional delays coming because the plant contained considerably more asbestos than expected, necessitating a more careful approach in places, Austin Energy Deputy General Manager Cheryl Mele said.

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