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Powerplant : a Cement Cemetery

By January 14, 2018No Comments

Built at the beginning of the 1920s, this power plant was the largest in Belgium. The gigantic cooling towers were able to work up to two million liters of water per minute.

Already fifty years later, the coal-fired power plant fed the entire region and during the following years it was expanded to use gas as well.

Later, an investigation by the Belgian government showed how harmful the emissions were (the power plant was responsible for 10% of dioxins across the country), the power plant was closed in 2006 also under pressure from Greenpeace and citizens’ committees.

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