Japan’s steel industry recovering from earthquake outages

By Mark Watts
Published: Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Steel mills restart after power shortages; refractory plants damaged by quake

Japan’s steel industry has made a quick recovery from the disruption caused by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country’s north-east coast on 11 March.

Most of the Japanese steel production is located away from the earthquake-hit areas in the north-east, but subsequent power shortages have strongly impacted manufacturing...

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