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Scrapping yards in Alang are shutting down

The world's largest scrapping beach in Alang in India now seems to be increasingly threatened by cheap Chinese steel and the new EU regulations regarding correct methods of scrapping. The number of active scrapping yards in Alang has declined to 50 this year from more than 100 in 2014.

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The controversial scrapping beach in Alang in India now seems to be facing a dark future.

Alang is one of the largest beaches for scrapping of ships, or so-called beaching in Southeast Asia, and along with other scrapping giants in Bangladesh and Pakistan, handles up to 70 percent of the scrapping market.

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