PG&E: Last structures coming down Aug. 3 at Kern Power Plant

PG&E: Last structures coming down Aug. 3 at Kern Power Plant
Kern Power Plant off Coffee Road and Rosedale Highway in Bakersfield, Calif., is seen in an August 2012 file photo.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The final structures at the former Kern Power Plant will come down Aug. 3.

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Said Friday that it will implode the structures, containing the boilers. The implosion is scheduled for 5:30 a.m. and will prompt a temporary closure of Coffee Road, along the east side of the plant, PG&E said.

Soil and groundwater investigation and environmental remediation will continue at the property, according to PG&E.

Kern Power Plant operated from 1948 until 1985, when it went into stand-by status. It was permanently closed in 1995. PG&E said it committed to clean up the site after several deals to sell the property fell through.