Energy company to demolish landmark

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E.ON has revealed its plans to demolish a welll-known landmark near Sheffield.

The energy supplier has announced it is planning to carry out a controlled explosion on the Tinsley cooling towers, which are based near the M1 motorway.

Expected to take place on August 24th, the demolition is set to be commemorated through the publication of a souvenir book and postcard package that highlight the history of the towers.

Proceeds from the sales of the souvenirs, which are sponsored by E.ON, will go to local charities in the area.

Derek Parkin, managing director of business services at E.ON, said: "Our priority has always been to make sure this demolition is carried out safely."

He added that the company planned to undertake the work with "as little disruption as possible" by doing it early in the morning.

Recent research by E.ON found that two-thirds of people living near its Kingsnorth power station are in favour of a cleaner coal-fired facility being built on the site.

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