Explosion Reported at Blast Furnace of Companhia Siderúrgia Pecém
O Povo reported that Brazilian slab producer Companhia Siderúrgia do Pecém said that on 10 August 10 at around 5 PM an occurrence was recorded at the blast furnace plant. A reaction caused by the presence of water in pig iron disposal reservoir generated a strong noise, accompanied by loud, dark smoke. There were no casualties and nobody was injured during the incident. CSP said it is yet to calculate the losses the fire caused, however the company did not halt production. Steel shipments were also unaffected
The cause of the incident is being investigated.
Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém is owned by Vale, Posco & Dongkuk Steel