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Kobe Steel crisis deepens as plant inspected for breach of industrial law

The industry ministry said the inspection was being carried out at a copper tube plant at Hatano, southwest of Tokyo

Reuters  |  Tokyo 

One of Kobe Steel Ltd's copper plants was being inspected for a possible breach of industrial standards, the government said on Friday, while the company said it was investigating reports it continued shipping products after discovering widespread tampering of product data. The inspection by the Japan Quality Assurance Organization started on Thursday, a company spokesman told Reuters by phone. The industry ministry said the inspection was being carried out at a copper tube plant at Hatano, southwest of Tokyo. If the company's products fail to meet industrial ...

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First Published: Fri, October 20 2017. 20:08 IST
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