Saturday, 10 March 2012

Richborough Power Station Cooling Towers and Chimney Demolition Update.


The latest information I have on the demolition is that it will go ahead tomorrow at about 9am, the roads will be closed at around 8.45, a warning siren will sound at about 8.55 followed by a warning Rocket. 

13 comments:

  1. Ugly depressing things - should never have been built.

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  2. Well, 10.53, those of us living here at the time they were commissioned wanted electricity so I think they have served a purpose - though I am now glad to see them go.
    Not so sure of the purpose served by Arlington House in Margate, which is equally ugly and depressing, but seems destined to remain indefinitely.

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  3. Council are idiots, that was pointless, they should do something that ACTUALLY makes a difference, "oh lets blow up these towers" whats that going to do?
    Money could of been spent on some sort of youth project, seems as they're beginning to develop something like 1000 flats/ houses near westwood, have they not realised the only people who will be moving is young families? our council are so stupid, unbelievable.

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  4. The land is now free to be used for other purposes. THAT'S the point.

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  5. Arlington house next with a bit of luck!

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  6. I'd even support the anti-Tesco brigade if Arlington House was demolished!

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  7. Thanet District Council - "This is not a public event".

    The public turned up in their thousands.

    I suggest whichever officer came up with the idea to keep this one "quiet" should be removed from their post. A huge opportunity lost to hold an event, such as a fair, with a 1pm demolition.

    If the towers were in Margate, you can guarantee it would have happened.

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  8. Not a public event because of 'ealth n safety' and council spending budget.

    Also according to the 'experts', the towers and chimney were no longer legally structurally sound and they required immediate works at huge costs which the management and site owner were no longer interested in following a dismissal of their plans for an incinerator.

    The 3 cooling towers had legs removed for access and were each rigged to carry an extra 6 tonnes of theatrical lighting / truss in 2002, which didn't seem to be a problem.

    Sad to see them go and not looking forward to even more ugly structures pouring out more pollution from burning waste and then losing out from the energy output when they sell it to our foreign chums via an under water cable. Ah well, there's always Thorpe Marsh or Willington, for now...

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  9. why did they do this there was half of east kent there

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  10. dumb recylcing center

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  11. should have saw on day royal british police with guns where there

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