MEE: Mills in smog-prone areas should use cleaner EAFs

Steel mills located in areas in China where atmospheric pollution is a problem should be encouraged to shift away from blast furnace-based production to electric-arc furnaces and use domestic and overseas scrap steel as a substitute for iron ore, Liu Bingjiang, head of air quality management at the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), said on May 25, saying this is way for the country to tackle air pollution issues.
Addressing China’s top annual political meetings in Beijing, Liu said that China has acted the fastest in controlling air pollution while maintaining high-speed economic growth. As of 2019, the concentration of toxic PM2.5 – particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter – in the air over key Chinese cities had


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