Pollution forces massive alumina, bauxite shutdowns in Shanxi, Henan

By Yoke Wong
Published: Friday, 09 December 2016

Some provincial governments in China have taken extreme measures to combat heightening air pollution levels in the region by enforcing additional production shut downs in Henan and Shanxi. Although many buyers have yet to be hit by this latest output disruption, many are expecting price hikes in refractory minerals due to the supply shortage.

Many fused-alumina and bauxite producers in Shanxi and Henan provinces in China have been forced to shut down by local government this week amid worsening pollution levels in the region.

This wide-scale crack down on polluting plants comes after the ministry of environmental protection (MEP) urged local authorities in six...

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