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China's top steelmaking city deepens output curbs to fight smog

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

BEIJING (Reuters) - Steel mills and other industrial plants in China's top steelmaking city Tangshan were on Saturday ordered to make further output cuts in December, as part of emergency measures to fight smog.The order from the local government came as it forecast several bouts of smog to blanket the region from Dec.9 until Dec.31, a state-backed local media reported citing a government statement.Steel mills in the smog-prone city will need to shut their sintering capacity by 30-60 percent or even shut down based on their emission level, while coke plants must extend production time in ...

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First Published: Sun, December 09 2018. 00:04 IST