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Scrap metal News

Google barge becomes Google garbage

"Google barges" was a large ship event meant to float about and showcase projects such as Google Glass. Now one boat was bought by an unknown owner and is allegedly being turned into scrap.

Woman killed by rubbish compressor in Jaén, Spain

A 62-year-old unemployed woman named Joaquina was searching for scrap metal on a rubbish dump with her two sons, when she was accidentally crushed and killed by a rubbish compressor.

Video: Watch 'how you scrap an old Boeing 747 aeroplane'

The video shows how a Boeing 747 jumbo jet that has reached the end of its life is turned to metal scrap in just a few days at the biggest graveyard for aeroplanes in the UK.

Price of copper leads to surge in British rail thefts

London - Global metal prices are resulting in a rash of stolen property, with Britain’s railway system being hit particularly hard, suffering losses of more than $20 million during the last three years and railway metal thefts up 70 percent from year-ago levels.

Scrap metal theft now a national menace

The current financial malaise, mass unemployment, and the soaring price of of semi-precious and even scrap metal has led to looting on such a scale that Parliament is to consider new legislation.

2 brothers sell stolen bridge for scrap metal

In a case of unbelievably odd but somehow true news, 2 brothers managed to dismantle and steal a bridge to sell as scrap metal.

Jamaica imposes ban on scrap metal trade

Jamaica has shut down its recyclable scrap metal trade in the wake of persistent plundering of power lines, cabling and other precious metals used to keep the Caribbean island's infrastructure afloat.

Thief with a work ethic took fire hydrants for scrap value

Police finally caught up with a man who was stealing fire hydrants in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, California.

Thieves steal 120-foot radio tower for scrap metal

Thieves stole an entire radio tower belonging to a small town in Pennsylvania. They took away the 120 feet of steel and copper from the tower.
 

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Power cables in Jamaica. The metal is being stripped and plundered by bandits.
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