China’s Xinmi shuts 85 refractory factories in 2016

By Albert Li
Published: Monday, 19 December 2016

Environmental efforts on the part of local authorities have led to the closure of 85 highly-polluting factories in the city, as the industry is pushed to transition to cleaner energy sources.

The municipal government in Xinmi city, located in China's Henan province, has announced the achievement of clean energy targets for 2016, following the shut down of 85 refractory factories throughout the year.

Refractories production is a major contributor to Xinmi’s industrial economy and its output accounts for one-sixth of China’s...

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