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    OFF OSAKA BAY IN LAND-SCARCE JAPAN, ENGINEERS ARE PUSHING BACK 1,400 YARDS OF OCEAN TO CREATE THE FOUNDATION FOR ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST STEEL MILLS.

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    Background: OFF OSAKA BAY IN LAND-SCARCE JAPAN, ENGINEERS ARE PUSHING BACK 1,400 YARDS OF OCEAN TO CREATE THE FOUNDATION FOR ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST STEEL MILLS.

    THIS HUGE LAND-RECLAIMING PROJECT HAS ALREADY COST FOUR AND ONE-HALF MILLION DOLLARS.

    AROUND THE CLOCK, GIANT SUCTION EQUIPMENT DRAWS SAND FROM THE OCEAN, AND DEPOSITS IT IN THE RECLAIMED AREA. FROM NEARBY MOUNTAINS, OTHERS AND IS HAULED IN BY TRUCK.

    ACCORDING TO MR. YOSHIDA OF THE YAWATA IRON & STEEL COMPANY, CONSTRUCTION OF THE MILL IS MOVING ALONG AT THE SAME TIME. THIS NEW ROLLING MILL IS ALREADY PRODUCING 20,000 TONS OF STEEL A MONTH. SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION IN 1965, THE FINISHED PLANT 18 EXPECTS TO PRODUCE 1,700,00 TONS OF STEEL EACH YEAR.

    DESIGNED BY YAWATA IRON STEEL & COMPANY TO INCORPORATE THE MOST ADVANCED STEEL-MAKING FEATURES, THE OSAKA MILL MAY BE BUILT ON SAND, BUT IT IS EXPECTED NEVERTHELESS TO MAKE A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE JAPANESE ECONOMY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3T2TOE35UT129OHSVSCQC3P4D
    Media URN:
    VLVA3T2TOE35UT129OHSVSCQC3P4D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
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    N/A

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