Beginning of the end of coal as Hazelwood smokestacks demolished

RENEWECONOMY | The chimneys of one of Australia’s oldest and most pollutive coal-fired power stations have been demolished in dramatic fashion through control explosion, as the decommissioning of the Hazelwood power station reaches a new milestone.

The eight smokestacks from the Hazelwood Power station were brought down on Monday, as part of the wider decommissioning and dismantling of what was one of Australia’s most polluting power stations, and one of the dirtiest in the world.

The steel reinforced smokestacks, having stood at 137 metres tall, had been a feature of the Morwell landscape for more than five decades.

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