SHANGHAI, Jun 6 (SMM) – Some 1,000 mt/day of primary lead output in Henan province will be affected as local smelters are required to cut production by 30-50% from Wednesday June 6, SMM learned. It remains unclear when the restrictions will be lifted.
The cut was imposed after inspection teams from the central government settled in Henan on June 1 to review previous rectification works. The inspection teams will be stationed in Henan for a month.
In response to the central government's inspection, the Environmental Protection Department of Henan imposed stricter checks on local acid-related companies earlier this month.
As of Monday June 4, all small and unlicensed producers of secondary lead in Henan were suspended, while qualified, large companies operated normally.
This will affect another 1,000 mt/day of secondary lead output in the following month, SMM learned.
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