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Decommissioned power station's 200m chimney demolished

A familiar landmark in Kent has been demolished today.

The 656ft (200m) chimney at Uniper’s decommissioned Kingsnorth Power Station in Hoo, Kent, was felled in a controlled explosion.

Kingsnorth, an oil-fired power station, was commissioned in the early 1970s and was capable of producing enough electricity to power more than 1.5 million homes and businesses.

The chimney, which is as high as 45 double decker buses, removed steam and other gases from the plant’s boilers and has become a familiar landmark on the Kent landscape.

Kingsnorth Power Station closed in December 2012. A comprehensive demolition programme began in 2014 and is due to complete by the end of 2018.

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The chimney was as high as 45 double decker buses

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