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Dramatic new pictures: cooling towers brought to the ground

Richborough's three cooling towers demolished in a controlled explosion Credit: ITV Meridian

Richborough Cooling Towers near Sandwich were blown up at 9am this morning in a controlled explosion. They've been standing for five decades but are now being removed to make way for a new 'eco plant'.

The moment the 300ft structures came crashing to the floor Credit: ITV Meridian

It's hoped the new plans for the site will create a substantial number of jobs for Kent. It's hoped it'll provide vital regeneration for the area a year after two thousand jobs were lost at the Pfizer plant in Sandwich.