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Germany Demolishes Cooling Tower Of Defunct Nuclear Plant

WorldNews Friday, 9 August 2019 ()
Germany Demolishes Cooling Tower Of Defunct Nuclear PlantMülheim-Kärlich, a former German nuclear plant — where dismantling operations began in 2004 after its brief power-generating life ended in 1988 amid bitter controversy — lost its cooling tower on Friday, marking the latest stage in a 40-year saga that has cost billions, Deutsche Welle reported. Two remote-controlled excavators — one fitted with a giant hammer, the other with large pliers — removed the last props at the base of the hollow 80-meter-high (263-foot) structure, triggering the collapse of what was left of the tower. "The collapse came a little earlier than expected in the simulations," demolition project leader Olaf Day told regional public broadcaster SWR. The tower's top half,...

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