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News » UK » Controlled explosion for Didcot ‘in next two weeks’ » published 12 Jul 2016

Controlled explosion for Didcot ‘in next two weeks’

Robots have been deployed to place explosives around the unstable structure of the partially collapsed Didcot A power station.

A controlled explosion to bring down what remains standing will be carried out by contractor Brown & Mason “within the next two weeks”, a spokesperson for owner RWE told the Oxford Mail yesterday.

She said that the site was still too dangerous for humans to go into, so robots were being used to place the explosives.

Four men were killed in an uncontrolled collapse of part of the boiler house on 23rd February 2016.  Three of the bodies could not be recovered.

In May Dartford-based demolition contractor Brown & Mason was brought in to replace original contractor Coleman & Co




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This article was published on 12 Jul 2016 (last updated on 12 Jul 2016).

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