China’s steelmaking hub hit with more pollution control measures

Dec 11, 2013 | 09:12 AM |

Tags  China steel, pollution controls, rolling mills, steelmaking, Xinjin Iron & Steel, Wu'an Wen'an Steel, Yuhua Iron & Steel, Mingfang Steel Hongri Metallurgy

SHANGHAI — Many steelmakers in Wu’an, Hebei province, have scaled back production at their rolling mills in response to temporary pollution control measures imposed by the local government.

Electricity supply to mills in the city, located in the southwestern part of China’s steelmaking hub, was reduced by 30 to 50 percent effective Dec. 10, a local producer source told AMM sister publication Steel First.

"Almost all the large mills have been affected, especially their rolling operations," she said, noting that the power supply curb is expected to last for 15 days.....

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