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Steelmaker halts production after explosion

Posted On: Aug. 13, 2018 5:50 AM CST

Brazilian steelmaker Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. temporarily halted production at its plant in Ipatinga on Aug. 10 following an explosion at its gas storage facility, S&P Global reported. The steelmaker said that the entire area at risk has been evacuated. The steelmaker added that the explosion could have occurred due to a blocked gas pipeline.

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