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City of Hebei urges steel cutbacks, suspension amid smog red alert
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SHANGHAI, Feb 27 (SMM) – To minimize emission of pollutants and improve air quality, Wu'an city in China's top steelmaking province of Hebei urged the enforcement of cutbacks or suspension on sintering machines, shaft furnace across local steel mills, Wu'an government said on its website on Wednesday February 27. 

This came after the city escalated the smog-alert from orange to the most-severe red on Wednesday February 20. 

SMM also learned that coking duration across coking plants will be extended to 48 hours. It is unclear when the restrictions will be lifted. 

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