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Demolition begins at Grain Power Station

By Chris Hunter

Around 18,000 tons of steel came crashing to the ground when part of Grain Power Station was flattened using explosives on Sunday.

Three buildings were destroyed at 8am, in what was the first stage of the project carried out by owners E.ON and demolition experts Brown and Mason.

The main infrastructure of the plant, including the 244m chimney, is still to be demolished.

Work began to dismantle the 1350MW oil-fired power station in April 2014, following its closure in 2012.

Since then contractors have been preparing the site - removing all the steam turbines and demolishing the Turbine Hall through non-explosive methods.

Grain Power Station pictured before demolition begins
Buildings adjoining the power station are brought to the ground
The scene after the buildings are flattened
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