Jialing Power Plant Chimney Demolition (Video)

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A 210 meter (689 ft) high chimney at the Jialing Power Plant was toppled to the ground by detonation in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, on August 10, 2011.

The blast was so powerful that the shock caused damages to nearby residential houses, according to local news reports.

It is was one of the two highest chimneys in Asia and Chinese authorities demolished it out of environmental concerns . A ton of explosive were used in the demolition and more than 10,000 residents were temporarily moved.