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For a named manufacturing industry in a medc, explain its decline and outline related problems, this has caused.

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Oliver Anthony: Geography Essay For a named manufacturing industry in a medc, explain its decline and outline related problems, this has caused. (25 marks) The industry I am using as my example is the once booming British steel industry. The specific site I am using is that of Ravens Craig which is situated in Lanarkshire Scotland. The plant produced its last steel in 1992 closing and making over 12,000 workers unemployed. Its closure came unexpectedly just like one of the latest incidents which Llanwern steel works close in 1999 with the loss of over 10,000 workers. Many people have asked why Ravens Craig was closed. One of the biggest reason was British Steel becoming sold by the government and becoming a privately run company in 1986. Due to British steel being sold by the government the whole industry faced redevelopment on both the production aspect and the business side. ...read more.

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Another reason why Corus have struggled is Globalisation. Raw materials also became dearer and dearer as they were forced to import more and more raw materials to make the steel due to the fact that the UK were no longer developing coal, iron ore or limestone as Britain had started to run out of these goods. The Ravens Craig plant after closure has seen troubles in every aspect. One of the first problems was what to do with the 1000 acre site. Would it be just left as the world's largest brown field or would it see mass development on taking business away form Glasgow. Still at the present day no development has been seen on the site due to the fact that government officials have still not declared the site safe enough for development. Thus meaning, harmful substances still exist in the soils that lay underneath the once formidable Ravens Craig steel works. ...read more.

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It will take this long due to the fact that planning permission must be achieved, developments must be finalised and building work must be organised. When building work does commence jobs were be created as many workers will find employment regenerating the site to create a modern day complex that caters for all aspects of life from education to employment. Today Corus are facing even more problems this is shown in the closure of Llanwern. These problems when British steel merged with Hoogovens in 1999 forming Corus. When forming Corus these two companies thought they were creating the 3rd largest steel producer in the world. But ever since the day that Corus was formed job losses and production cost were slashed as British steel (a strong booming company despite plant closures) joint Hoogovens (largest steel producer in Holland but were crippled with debt). British steel were unable to find away to tackle there debt meaning, the company would be in decline like it is today. ...read more.

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