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Why iron and steel industry called heavy industry?

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2011-05-25 14:18:54
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Iron and steel is a heavy industry because the furnaces needed to make steel are large and very expensive and tend to pollute the air. All the raw materials as well as finished goods are heavy and bulky. The industry involves heavy transportation costs and usually requires a rail line. There is a large amount of waste that must be dealt with. An ample supply of water is needed .

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