Ministry of Environmental Protection: Launching ultra-low emission transformation of the steel industry this year
Limited Emission Lead To Limited Steel Material Output For Steel Fabrication
This year, China will formulate and implement a three-year combat plan to win the war of blue sky defense, start the ultra-low emission transformation of the steel industry, and introduce the implementation plan for air pollution prevention and control in key areas such as Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and surrounding areas, the Yangtze River Delta and the Fenhe-Weihe Plain.
At the 2018 National Environmental Protection Work Conference held in Beijing from the 2nd to the 3rd, the Minister of Environmental Protection Li Ganjie introduced the situation. He said that by 2020, the average concentration of PM2.5 in the country's substandard cities will be 18% lower than that in 2015, and the proportion of excellent days in prefecture-level cities and above will reach 80%. This is also a binding indicator proposed in the 13th Five-Year Plan.
In 2017, China successfully achieved the goal of “10 Atmosphere”. However, China's air pollution is still serious, accounting for only 29% of the 338 prefecture-level and above cities in the country.
The average concentration of PM2.5 in the Pearl River Delta region has reached the standard for three consecutive years. The key areas for the main battlefield of the blue sky defense battle in the next three years are Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and the surrounding areas, the Yangtze River Delta and the Plains of the Fenhe-Weihe River. The Pearl River Delta is no longer within its scope.
Li Ganjie pointed out that the top priority of the fight against pollution prevention is to win the battle against blue sky. It is necessary to further reduce the concentration of PM2.5, significantly reduce the number of days of heavy pollution, significantly improve the quality of the atmospheric environment, and significantly enhance the people's blue sky happiness.
At the same time, it is necessary to further improve the coordination mechanism for air pollution prevention and control in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, Yangtze River Delta and Fenhe-Weihe plains, and steadily promote the joint control of air pollution prevention and control in other areas, such as Chengdu, Northeast, and the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, and carry out regional emergency response.
Li Ganjie also said that this year, the first round of central environmental protection supervision and rectification will be carried out. In response to the key areas of pollution prevention and control, the organization organized mobile and acupoint-style special inspections. Comprehensively carry out provincial-level environmental protection inspectors, and basically achieve full coverage of local city inspectors.
Steel Fabrication Industry Has Deep Relationship With Environment.