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A demolition crew set charges Friday on the smokestack and water tower at the Neosho Energy Center planning to raze both at the same time. The smokestack fell on cue, but one of the charges attached to a leg of the water tower failed to detonate, resulting in only the center pipe and the southeast leg being blown off, leaving the tower standing. The crew set new charges, and the tower collapsed to the ground. Service Valley Charter Academy students, from the safety of the school parking lot, watched the smokestack fall.