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Watch: Cooling towers crumble in epic controlled explosion

Reuters/Staffordshire
Filed on June 8, 2021
Photo: Reuters

People were invited to watch a livestream online to avoid large gatherings and comply with Covid safety rules.


Four cooling towers at a former power station in Staffordshire, England were demolished on Sunday morning (June 6) in a controlled explosion — and the results were nothing short of epic.

The explosion took place at 10.15 GMT and people were invited to watch a livestream online to avoid large gatherings, complying with Covid-19 safety guidelines.

A video shows the four towers 'sink' to the ground at the same time, leaving billowing clouds of dust and smoke in their wake.

According to a press release, site owner ENGIE is due to redevelop the plot of the 117m-tall (374ft) concrete towers into 2,300 "low carbon" homes, including employment space, parkland, and a school.





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