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Didcot's cooling towers disappear from the skyline

Didcot's cooling towers disappear from the skyline

Published by Dan Gooding at 8:00am 18th August 2019.

A familiar sight on the Buckinghamshire skyline will be gone this morning.

Didcot Power Station's cooling towers have been demolished, with work taking place between 6am and 8am.

They have come down as part of the clearing of the site which can often be seen from Coombe Hill and elsewhere in the Chilterns.

On 23rd February 2016, part of the building collapsed, whilst it was being prepared for demolition.

Four were killed in the disaster, with others injured.

Some of the cooling towers were taken down five years ago:

Tiernan Foley, RWE's demolition project manager, said:

"We understand the power station has been part of the local community for over 48 years and for many people the demolition will mark a significant day for both Didcot and Oxfordshire.

"We would like to thank the local community for their support and all the people who have worked at the site."

No roads have been closed as part of today's work, as the exclusion zone falls within the power station's land.

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