|Type||coal-fired power station|
|Primary energy||Fossil energy|
|power||1300 MW electric|
|Start of operations||1979|
|Chimney height||195 m|
During the construction of one of the cooling towers, Willow Island's scaffolding collapsed in 1978 . The entire top row of concrete elements of the tower fell down together with the scaffolding attached to it. All 51 workers on the scaffolding fell to their deaths.
From 2005 to 2008 a flue gas desulphurization system was built.
- Allegheny Energy Completes Pleasants Power Station Environmental Project. March 21, 2008
- Pleasants Power Station. PDF.
- Safety Culture Communicator: Partial Collapse of the Willow Island Cooling Tower. September 2011 (PDF).
- See also Willow Island Disaster on YouTube .