Accident at Haihua soda ash plant takes 3m tpa facility offline during cleanup

By Albert Li
Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016

The failure of a wastewater dam at the company’s plant in Weifang, Shandong, means that 10% of China’s soda ash capacity will be idled until the recovery effort is completed – a situation that could further tighten supply and push up prices.

The failure of a wastewater dam at Shandong Haihua Group Co. Ltd’s 3m tpa soda ash facility in the city of Weifang, Shandong province, early on 29 January has forced the temporary closure of the plant and other nearby factories.

The Haihua plant produces around 10% of China’s total soda...

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