Falsified steel production records undermine China's crackdown on industrial pollution

Falsified steel production records are undermining China's crackdown on industrial pollution, especially in key steelmaking city Tangshan, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said on Thursday March 11.

Unannounced checks by ministry officials on four steel mills in the city had found that the mills had "doctored and deleted production records" and "tipped each other off" about the spot checks.
The four mills are Hegang Tanggang Stainless Steel, Tangshan Jinma Iron & Steel, Tangshan Chunxing Special Steel and Tangshan Donghua Iron & Steel.

The mills had also continued to run at high operating rates despite the city initiating emergency...


Paul Lim

March 12, 2021

03:21 GMT