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Power Plant Implosion

Mississauga, Ontario - June 12, 2006

After 43 years of service, it was time for the 4 large smokestacks at the Lakeview Generating Station to come down. The stacks, known locally as the "4 Sisters" were brought down by explosives one at a time at intervals of about 8 seconds. Each stack was 493 feet tall and made of reinforced concrete lined with brick. When the plant was first opened in 1962 it was considered the largest coal fired power station in the world. It took less than a minute to reduce the stacks to a pile of rubble.

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