Ten crude indium smelters in Hunan ordered to close

Aug 05, 2008 | 02:04 PM |

Environmental concerns have led Chinese authorities to shut 10 crude indium smelters with a combined monthly output of 500 to 700 kilograms in Hunan province, market sources said.

The Hunan provincial environmental protection authority ordered the shutdowns in mid- or late July, without specifying when the producers might be allowed to resume output, an executive from one of the shuttered smelters, Hunan Xiangtan Xinyu Chemical Industries Co. Ltd., confirmed.....

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