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Steel mills in Tangshan boost output

Steel News - Published on Mon, 22 Oct 2018

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Reuters reported that steelmakers in Tangshan, China’s biggest steel producing city, are boosting output as local officials have failed to issue precise orders on output curbs even though the city’s winter pollution restrictions took effect two weeks ago. Rising output means factories and steel plants are emitting more pollutants and Tangshan’s lack of guidance shows that the Chinese central government’s more nuanced approach to pollution curbs may not be working as intended.

On September 27, China’s Ministry of Environment and Ecology issued new winter anti-pollution plans that allowed provinces and cities to set their own industrial output curbs as a way to limit pollution, moving away from blanket cuts ordered last year. Tangshan finalised its own winter plan on September 19 that would put companies into four categories based on their emissions output with the companies having to cut their output by between 30 percent and 70 percent based on the category they fall under. The plan will run from October 1 to March 31, 2019. However, Tangshan has not issued a list of the sorted companies, meaning no one knows their expected output curbs.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Mon, 22 Oct 2018
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