Environment award for tern reserve
Shotton “heavy end” closure planned
In March, the Government announces a “deep seated” review of BSC and in December the Iron and Steel Bill 1971 is published and presented to Parliament. It contains a 10 year development with major impact on Shotton.
The plan envisages the modernisation and expansion of the steel industry at a cost of £3,000m and involves total and partial plant closures. At Shotton, iron and steel making and hot rolling operations will be phased out by 1980, with the loss of 6,500 jobs. The works’ cold rolling and coatings departments are to remain in production, with a manpower requirement of some 6,000 men and women.