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Location DB > Canada > Quebec > Bécancour > Norsk Hydro Magnesium
Norsk Hydro Magnesium
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created by cjb on 8/6/2008 7:20 PM
last modified by MrQs on 7/5/2012 4:33 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Biggest magnesium smelter in the world until 2005/2006. Enormous complex, It will take you several days to fully see it.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Bécancour, Quebec
Owner: Norsk Hydro
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • flooding
  • air quality
  • chemicals
  •  Interesting Features

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • 24 hour guard
  • cameras
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1954
    Closed: 2007
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    One of the biggest magnesium smelter in the world until 2005, when new, massive chinese production killed the canadian magnesium industry.

    The plant closed in 2007 . The demolition started in november 2008 and finished during summer 2009
     Media Coverage
    Norsk Hydro closing world's biggest magnesium plant in Qc:

     Future Plans
    It will probably be demolished, or reused as a mine tailing recycling center. Or sit abandoned.
    No one knows for sure now.

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     Photo Galleries
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    July and August 2008
    Fri, Aug 8th, 2008
    posted by cjb
    17 pictures
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    Mon, Aug 11th, 2008
    posted by nel58
    14 pictures
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    Tue, Aug 12th, 2008
    posted by controleman
    6 pictures

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    Photography 9 / 10
    Coolness 10 / 10
    Content Quality 10 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 7/5/2012 2:42 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jul 5 12 at 14:42, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jul 5 12 at 4:33, MrQs changed the following: History, Status, Media Coverage
  • on Dec 13 08 at 6:49, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Dec 12 08 at 14:06, Sirber changed the following: Security Measures
  • on Aug 19 08 at 17:11, Steed validated this location
  • on Aug 12 08 at 15:59, controleman updated gallery picture
  • on Aug 12 08 at 15:59, controleman updated gallery picture
  • on Aug 12 08 at 15:59, controleman updated gallery picture
  • on Aug 12 08 at 15:59, controleman updated gallery picture
  • on Aug 12 08 at 15:59, controleman updated gallery picture
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