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Last Updated: Sunday, 23 April 2006, 10:23 GMT 11:23 UK
'End of an era' for power station
A date has been set for the demolition of the last two boiler houses at Drakelow Power Station in Derbyshire.

The various parts of the power station are being cleared to make way for a proposed 350m gas fired facility.

The boiler towers are 170 ft high each and will be blown up by explosive experts on 27 April.

The are six remaining cooling towers on power company Eon's site which are due to be demolished in June. Winners of a raffle will start the explosions.

Site manger Ian Hughes said: "Apart from the cooling towers, these are the last major structures remaining on site so we really are getting near the end of an era.

"Our priority is to make sure that this demolition is carried out safely so we urge people not to come down on site."

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