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smokestack industry

noun [C]
 
 
PRODUCTION, NATURAL RESOURCES an industry involved in making things using processes that burn a lot of coal or oil and produce a lot of pollution: Unlike old smokestack industries that stagnated in the 1970s and 1980s, the tech field is strong and diverse. The transition from the smokestack industries of the past has been painful, but necessary.
Translations of “smokestack industry”
in Chinese (Traditional) 煙囪工業,(傳統的污染嚴重的)重工業…
in Chinese (Simplified) 烟囱工业,(传统的污染严重的)重工业…
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