Cooling towers crumble in epic controlled explosion

Four cooling towers at a former power station in Staffordshire, England were demolished on Sunday morning (June 6) in a controlled explosion.

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, according to a press release.

The explosion took place at 1115 BST (1015 GMT) and people were invited to watch a livestream of the explosion online to avoid large gatherings, complying with COVID-19 safety guidelines.

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