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Aug 07, 2018 08:13 PM
ENVIRONMENT

Rust Belt’s ‘Dirty’ Renewal Plans Quashed by Public Anger

Aluminum oxide is unloaded at Jiangsu province's Lianyungang port in October 2013. Photo: VCG
Aluminum oxide is unloaded at Jiangsu province's Lianyungang port in October 2013. Photo: VCG

Citing residents’ environmental concerns, authorities in Liaoning province, in China’s northeast, have called off projects involving aluminum oxide, including some that were part of major regional revitalization plans.

The canceled projects, located in the cities of Chaoyang, Fengcheng, Fuxin, Gaizhou, and Huludao, were originally expected to produce a total of over 18 million metric tons (19.8 U.S. tons) of aluminum oxide — widely known as alumina — a year, according to announcements made by the cities’ authorities over the past week.

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