Smelter to close within the hour

The smelter at Rio Tinto Alcan in Northumberland will be closed within the next hour.

Alcan worker, Paul Scott, says "it's the end of hot aluminium smelting in England".

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Last day for aluminium smelter

A Northumberland aluminium smelter is closing today. Rio Tinto Alcan announced the closure of the Lynemouth smelter on March 6.