At approximately 1p.m. on 21 October 2020, a test blast using explosives will be carried out on the 183m chimney. The test blast is used to establish the correct explosive charging requirements for its demolition.
To protect everyone on site and in the local area an exclusion zone will be in place before, during and immediately after the test blast. The exclusion zone is well within the power station boundary fence and there will be no public access to the area or impact on the local road network.
There will be a small amount of debris from the blast but no structure will be demolished. Although the explosive detonation may be heard off site, any noise will be over very quickly and there will be nothing visible outside the perimeter fence.
The remaining structures, including this Chimney and the four Cooling Towers, are scheduled for explosive demolition at a later date and further details will be provided nearer the time. The demolition of the site is expected to be completed in 2021.
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