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Tangshan mills slapped with new production curbs


Steel producers in Tangshan, China's top steel production base in North China's Hebei, have again been ordered to observe emergency restrictions on many of their operations to combat a sudden rise in atmospheric pollution over the city. The new measures took effect from Wednesday afternoon and were announced just days after the mills and other industrial enterprises had emerged from the last round of curbs just last Sunday.
A city government notice which began circulating from Wednesday morning said that the government was adopting the second-highest level of emergency measures - the "orange" alert level - as the city will encounter "medium to heavy pollution, or even extreme heavy pollution, for a certain period of time."   Though the measures target all polluting


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