JEA Catalytic Reactors Implosion in Jacksonville: 5 things to know

JEA implosion: The Jacksonville reactors are coming down on Friday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — JEA is taking the next step in permanently decommissioning the St. Johns River Power Park (SJRPP) with the implosion of its Selective Catalytic Reactors on Friday, April 12 at 8 a.m.

The site is located at 11201 New Berlin Road.

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Here's what you need to know:

  1. There will be no road closures. Nearby residents and drivers may hear loud noises associated with the implosion.
  2. There will be no public viewing area for this implosion. Action News Jax will stream it live on FOX30 and on the Action News Jax Facebook page.
  3. This isn't the first implosion in Jacksonville. Total Wrecking & Environmental, LLC, the company that managed the implosion of the SJRPP cooling towers in 2018 will again direct this implosion.
  4. If weather or any other factors prevent the implosion on Friday, it will be rescheduled to Friday, April 19.
  5. The Selective Catalytic Reactors are the large structures located on the backside of the retired plant boilers.

According to JEA, "the SJRPP was a 1,264 MW coal fired electric generating plant jointly owned by JEA and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).  The construction of SJRPP in the early 1980s represented the largest construction project in the city of Jacksonville. The plant began operations in 1987 and was closed in early 2018."