Changes in gas storage mean gasholders
are no longer needed and the National Grid dismantled two disused structures at its Mammoth Drive site in Wolverhampton earlier this year.
Hannah White, National Grid land regeneration manager, said: "The gasholders
at Windsor Street have not been used for a long time and their removal will help unlock the site so it can be brought back into beneficial use.
The Bradford Road gasholders
can be seen in the distance
"This brownfield site contained derelict gasholders
and was severely contaminated with heavy metals and toxins associated with a gas works site."
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The byproduct gas is generated from the iron and steel making progress and supplied to many plants (e.g., hot-rolling and power plant) via gasholders
to be used as a fuel.
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| The location is a bit sketchy, but the power station cooling towers, off St Andrew's |Road, have long gone and only one of the gasholders
, off Gasworks Street, now remains.
Aberdyfi once housed three gasholders
before they became redundant and the works fell into disrepair.