Built in the 1960s, each chimney contained around 50kg of asbestos but owner Engie says there is ‘no risk’ it will be airborne
Eight chimneys at Victoria’s defunct, coal-fired Hazelwood power station have been demolished.
The chimneys, which soared 137 metres above the town of Morwell in the Latrobe Valley, came down just before 12.30pm on Monday.
Hazelwood supercut pic.twitter.com/pOYz2E055l
RIP #hazelwood power station — 1964 to 2017.
at ~15 million tonnes of CO₂ per year, this brown coal power station was responsible for something like 0.8 GtCO₂ over its lifetime.
that’s the equivalent of 18 months of australia’s entire carbon emissions. pic.twitter.com/LfnGACdzsa