WASTEC smokestack demolished


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Demolition crews brought down the200-foot tall steel smokestack at New Hanover County’s former WASTEC facility early this morning.

It took crews about 2.5 hours to cut through the steel at the base of the tower.

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The rest of the facility will be repurposed as a household hazardous waste collection facility that opens tomorrow.

Crews expect the debris from the tower should be cleared by Thursday.