China’s Tangshan city bans lower grades of coke

Oct 08, 2013 | 09:48 AM |

Tags  coke, coke ban, sulfur content, ash content, Tangshan City ban, Tangshan government

SHANGHAI — Tangshan, one of the largest steelmaking cities in northern China’s Hebei province, has banned the trading and consumption of lower grades of coke in a bid to reduce emissions.

Coke with a sulfur content of more than 0.6 percent or 15 percent ash is now banned in the city, the local government announced Sept. 30.

The new regulation came into effect Oct. 1, and the relevant department from the local environmental protection ministry will carry out regular checks to ensure the rule is followed.....

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