China Pollution Alert Curtails Steel Plants, Closes Schools

  • Air quality index reading in Beijing hazardous as of 4 p.m.
  • Red alert expected to be in effect until noon on Dec. 10

Beijing Issues First-Ever Air Pollution Red Alert

The severe smog blanketing Beijing has prompted the nearby Tangshan government to shut down all steel rolling plants during the daytime as air quality in the capital continued to deteriorate to hazardous levels.

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