Pleasants Power Station
The plant is capable of generating 1,300 megawatts (1,700,000 hp) of power, primarily from two turbines each having a capacity of 626 megawatts (839,000 hp). There are two cooling towers, each 428 feet (130 m) high, and two 1,000-foot (305 m)-high chimneys.
Willow Island disaster
In what is considered to be the deadliest construction accident in United States history, Cooling Tower #2 collapsed on April 27, 1978 as it was still under construction. 51 workers were killed in the accident.
- Ward, Ken Jr. (April 27, 2008). "'It was gone': String of problems led to 51 deaths at Willow Island". Charleston Gazette. Archived from the original on February 7, 2010. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "Pleasants Power Station: Fact Sheet" (PDF). Allegheny Energy Supply. 2003. Retrieved February 7, 2010.[dead link]