Message from Greenpeace

4 November 2006

At 198 metres, Didcot power station's chimney stack is the tallest structure in Oxfordshire, and one of the tallest chimneys in the UK. There are 1052 steps inside the chimney leading to the top.

On 2 November 2006, protesters from Greenpeace broke into the power station as part of a protest, on the same day that then prime minister Tony Blair was visiting the area. They scaled the chimney and abseiled down the side, painting the message "Blair's legacy".

Greenpeace claimed at the time that Didcot Power Station was the second most polluting in the UK.


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