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La Porte Fullers Earthworks
Although being covered heavily over the years, having not seen visit on the site in over half a year i thought it would be worth and update.
With demolition teams and security presence being higher than ever, the inevitable demolition of this deathtrap is going to happen in the coming months.
The plan is supposedly to use high power explosives at the base, rather than dismantle it from the top down, this is going to come crashing down.
Fullers was bought by La Porte Industries in 1954. The site closed in 1997 and is now owned by Biffa who operate at the landfill next-door.
Fullers earth was a type of rich clay that was used for absorbents for oil, grease, and animal waste (cat litter) and as a carrier for pesticides and fertilizers. Minor uses include filtering, clarifying, and decolorizing; active and inactive ingredient in beauty products; and as a filler in paint, plaster, adhesives, and pharmaceuticals.
There are also some nearby admin buildings that have decayed beautifully, here's a report for those interested
Admin & Social - July 17
This report will be picture heavy as it is the first large scale site i ever visited and what got me into exploring, it means a lot to me, and as it'll be going to be gone soon, i wanted to provide an insightful 'last look'
Hope you enjoyed