Four of the eight huge cooling towers of the former Eggborough coal-fired power station in North Yorkshire have been demolished. The imposing tall structures 90 meters were demolished in the morning of August 1st. Before the explosion, the police closed the streets in the area, while 40 security guards patrolled an area of 350 meters.
The central 2. 000 megawatt had started producing electricity in 1967 and was decommissioned in 2018 because it is no longer economically sustainable. A year after its closure, the site was acquired by the St Francis group, which is planning an industrial park.