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Nippon Steel suspends furnace operations after typhoon damage

Posted On: Sep. 12, 2019 6:14 AM CST

Japanese steel manufacturer Nippon Steel Corp. suspended operations of one of its basic-oxygen furnaces at Kimitsu Steel Works in Chiba prefecture on Sep. 9 due to damage caused by typhoon Faxai, Reuters reported. The company might need to reduce the output of blast furnaces if the operations of the basic-oxygen furnace remain suspended for long, the spokeswoman said.

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