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WATCH: Spectacular Nuclear Cooling Tower Demolition in Germany

PortandTerminal.com, May 15, 2020

A renewable energy transformer station will be built on the site where the two towers once stood.

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY – Two cooling towers have come down in spectacular fashion during a controlled demolition at a German nuclear plant.

The early-morning explosions were kept under wraps to stop large crowds from gathering during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nuclear plant cooling towers demolished during controlled explosion in Germany
Nuclear plant cooling towers demolished during controlled explosion in Germany

Video from the Philippsburg plant, near Karlsruhe in Germany’s southwest, show the 492-foot towers crumbling one by one.

The plant’s two reactors were shut down in 2011 and 2019 as part of Germany’s plan to exit nuclear power.Germany’s last remaining nuclear reactor is due to be switched off at the end of 2022.

A renewable energy transformer station will be built on the site where the two towers once stood.

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