Richborough Power Station, Kent

Richborough Power Station, Kent

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Richborough Power Station is a former power station close to the mouth of the River Stour near Sandwich, on the east coast of Kent. It was built on land within the Port of Richborough. The station opened in 1962 ,originally burning coal from the Kent coalfield. It was converted to burn oil in 1971, In 1989 it was converted to burn Orimulsion imported through Port Richborough. After growing concerns over the environmental effects of the fuel, leading to court cases, the 360MW station ceased generating in 1996. There is a campaign launched to try to save the iconic cooling towers from demolition as some people see them as a historic and important landmark whilst others see them as a eyesore. #coal_fired #cooling_towers #Gernerating #Kent #oil_fired #Orimulsion #Pegwell_Bay #Port_Richborough #Power_Station #Richborough #River_Stour #Sandwich #Thanet #TRM_DA
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