Chinese steel market has yet to respond to pollution

Dec 06, 2013 | 10:03 AM |

Tags  China steel market, pollution, severe smog, steel response

SHANGHAI — Chinese steelmakers have yet to cut production to reduce emissions amid the recent severe smog spreading across the country’s eastern regions.

The Shanghai Bureau of Environmental Protection released a severe air pollution alert late Dec. 5, and announced that local government would implement several urgent measures that include limiting production and pollutants at industrial enterprises to tackle the situation.

By 5 p.m. Dec. 5 Beijing time, the level of airborne particulate matter 2.5 microns (PM 2.5) and less in diameter, which poses the biggest health risk, reached 235 micrograms per cubic meter, according to the Bureau’s official index.....

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