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I'm sure most of you have heard of the town of Kitimat, BC, and therefore know about the giant aluminum smelter- run by Alcan- that's located there. The slightly more clever amongst you will also know about the gigantic hydro project undertaken in the 1950's to supply massive amounts of electricity to the smelter. Alcan basically reversed a river, which feeds through diversion tunnels to run eight massive generators- located inside a mountain at a place called Kemano. Here's some information from Alcan about its Kemano Generating Station and a handy Map to show where all this stuff is.
Now, the to the point. Quoted from Wikipedia's Alcan article:
"In the late 1980s, the company began work on Kemano Completion Project which would have doubled the generating capacity of the reservoir system. The Provincial Government of the day called a halt to the project for a variety of reasons, Alcan had already bored a second tunnel through the mountain and extended the generating station within the mountain. With an investment of over 500 million in the project, the company and government went to court. Alcan eventually settled with the government by signing the 1997 KCP agreement."
My Question to everyone is: What became of Kemano II?
What's left? There was at least one tunnel dug (using a TBM, no less!), and excavation of the powerhouse and other tunnels was well underway.
Is it explorable? What's the access like? It's true that the entrances may be sealed up, but I can't see them collapsing anything built because everything was so close to their existing operations.
Originally posted by D.E.M.
Really no interest? I thought it was concise enough to garner at least a few enlightened opinions on the possibility. I guess the only threads worth hundreds of pages are the ones that are proven hoaxes *glares at the STILL living Haiti thread* >_>