“The [accidental] leakage […] was caused by a sudden [breakdown in equipment at Shanxi Huaxing’s] refinery […], resulting in a reduction [in] regular alumina production,” the spokesman said.
“In order to reduce the impact of the accident and damage to the local environment, we [halted the affected] equipment […], resulting in a temporary [loss in] production of 940 tonnes of alumina,” the spokesman explained.
“We have [made repairs], and production of alumina [at] Shanxi Huaxing is back to normal now,” the spokesman said.
“Given that the leakage was […] accidental and [a rare] case, the local government hasn’t [requested] Shanxi Huaxing to halt or reduce production,” the spokesman added.
Shanxi Huaxing’s alumina operation had a first phase capacity of 800,000 tpy, according to a report filed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on March 25 2014.
In October 2016, a second alumina line was put into trial operations, adding a further...