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Explosions demolish Richborough cooling towers

11 March 2012 Last updated at 15:53 GMT

Thousands of people watched as three cooling towers and a giant chimney which dominated the east Kent skyline for 50 years were blown up.

Sunday's demolition at Richborough Power Station, near Sandwich, was carried out by explosives experts and took less than one minute.

The 300ft (100m) towers were part of a complex which opened in 1962 to burn fuel from the Kent coalfields.

The owners of the plant want to build a green energy park on the site.