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Tangshan blast furnace engagement off the year’s climax

The capacity utilization rate of the 126 blast furnaces in Tangshan, North China’s Hebei province, had been gradually easing from the year’s high of 91.2% in the past three weeks to 87.5% by September 3, as the local authority had intensified curbing on local steel mills, a key source of air pollution, Mysteel’s latest survey showed.
The rate fell another two percentage points on week as the Tangshan city government had been issuing orders on reducing local pollution frequently in the past couple of months, Mysteel Global noted. The latest order issued by the Tangshan government on August 24, requested 19 local steel producers to stop at


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