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Watch A Nuclear Cooling Tower Fall Down

The Colossal K was a 450-foot tall cooling tower built at the very very end of the Cold War as a part of the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, in order to refine nuclear materials for nuclear weapons.  Due to its late arrival, it didn’t get much use, and all of its technological equipment was removed seven years ago.  Now, at the very end of its life cycle, it’s getting a lot of attention: as the second largest nuclear cooling tower to undergo controlled demolition ever.

It bears mentioning again that the Colossal K is more than two football fields wide. Video below.

I’m going to assume that the biggest nuclear cooling tower ever destroyed was the one in Wolverine: Origins.  I guess that wasn’t particularly controlled, though.

The good stuff starts about a minute in.

(via Neatorama.)

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