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Controlled blasts for Cockenzie Power Station demolition

Cockenzie Power Station, that stopped production on Friday 15th March 2013

Cockenzie Power Station, that stopped production on Friday 15th March 2013

Controlled explosions will be used next week to demolish two steel structures on the site of Cockenzie Power Station.

An exclusion zone will be in force immediately before and after the demolition, scheduled for 2pm on Tuesday. This will involve the short term closure of part of the John Muir Way, but roads will remain open.

The 300-tonne structures being demolished are 34 metres high and on the seaward side of the building.

The work is being undertaken by contractors for Scottish Power as part of the ongoing decommissioning of the plant, which closed in March.

The full demolition programme – including removal of the iconic twin chimneys – is expected to continue for at least 18 months.

Scottish Power say the short event is “not expected to be a viewing spectacle”, but anyone wishing to watch the demolition is advised to congregate on the Greenhills.

See more in next week’s East Lothian News.

 

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