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Scrap metal yard. Crane lifting ferrous metal (iron and steel) with an electromagnet. The magnetic properties of ferrous metal make it easy to separate from other waste. Scrap steel is essential in the process of making new steel and can be recycled indefinitely without losing its quality. Photographed at Southhampton Docks, UK.
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