The top Chinese steelmaking city of Tangshan has ordered steel mills, coke producers and utilities to cut output further this summer to curb smog in one of the country’s most polluted areas. The move to deepen cuts in emissions will last for six weeks from July 20 until August 31. That will be in addition to 10-15 percent capacity cuts imposed from March to November. The guideline did not instruct factories to cut output by a certain amount, but told the city’s local districts to set their own detailed plans for curbing production by July 13.
An official at the environment department of Tangshan’s government told Reuters “Sintering machines and blast furnaces will be major targets of production cuts in the steel sector and could be at as much as 50 percent depending on emission levels at mills.”
Source : REUTERS
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