Relighting of the blast furnace
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Steel to return as furnace relit

Steelmaking returns to Teesside as the blast furnace of the former Corus plant on Redcar is relit.

The 11-year-old son of late union chief Geoff Waterfield performed the ceremonial lighting using embers from an operational furnace, in keeping with steelmaking tradition.

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  • 15 Apr 2012
  • From the section England