Hazelwood power station to be demolished

  • May 22, 2020
  • Age

Mr McDowall said great care would be taken to conduct the demolition in prime weather conditions - a south-east to north-east direction with low wind speed - to control dust and plume from the explosions.

The site will be monitored for asbestos following the demolition in line with state laws.

The chimneys are expected to be demolished in late May or June.

Engie has been managing a process of retiring the brown-coal fuelled power station since it closed in 2017, with the ultimate goal to rehabilitate the 4000 hectare site.

The site has been a headache for the Latrobe Valley community since 2014, when a bushfire spread to the coal mine and burned for 45 days.

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