Luoyang -- the main production base of brown fused alumina issued Red Alert
The haze weather hits Luoyang. In respond to the severe air pollution, the local government of Luoyang issued red alert, the highest level-I emergency response according to the provincial air pollution prevention and treatment office.
The red alert is issued when the air quality index (AQI) will surpass 200 for four consecutive days, surpasses 300 for two days or the daily AQI reaches 500.
Under red alert, all the production will suspend, and not allow transportation in the main area of the city. The local government will control restriction from plant electricity consumption, equipment production records, raw material consumption and storage, transport frequency. Meanwhile, the truck that not meet new emission standard will prohibited to transport.
Influenced by the haze weather, most of the Aluminum Oxide production area in Henan Province were forced to halt production.
From October 18th , the white aluminum oxide furnace plant suspend production. The furnace and sieving plant of brown fused alumina in Yichuan, Dengfeng,Gongyi were halt production. The production plant in Sanmenxia was ordered to reduced 50% production. According to the local authorities, the production will recover once the red alert is clear.