OT: Scrapping steel (was RE: Suggestions for hauling ...)

From: Jeff Hellige <jhellige_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Sun Mar 10 08:36:06 2002

> > 'course, it takes a heck of a lot of steel for it to amount to jack squat..
>> Steel is so worthless compared to aluminum, etc.
>Except for "clean" steel, which is hard to get. A lot of it
>came from the German ships scuttled after WWI (in Scapa Flow).
>There's some other sources out there, like the German U-Boats
>scuttled after WWII, but before the first detonation of the
>atomic bomb.

        I know that the ships the German's sunk at anchorage at Scapa
Flow were a favorite source for steel used in various instruments due
to the lack of radioactive contamination in the steel, but is any
steel still recovered from them? It was quite a large portion of the
German fleet that was imprisoned there. Fascinating story for those
that have never heard it.

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