ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih halts steelmaking to conserve water amid shortage
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ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih has reduced water use by suspending some steelmaking operations due to damage from Russian attacks at the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant, reported the company's press service.

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Work of almost all water-cooled equipment is temporarily suspended. The enterprise will maintain production units and reduce water consumption until the situation normalizes, the message says.

In particular, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih will suspend steel smelting and production of rolled products. Only the blast furnace, coke chemical production, and iron ore beneficiation facility will remain in operation.

The company's logistics and raw material supply chains are operating stably and all orders will be fulfilled in full, according to company assurances.

The firm expects to determine how quickly it can resume normal operations within the next three to four days after analyzing the extent of the drop in water levels at the Kakhovka Reservoir and other consequences of the terrorist attack.

Today, the mayors of Dnipro and Kryvyi Rih, Borys Filatov and Oleksandr Vilkul, urged residents not to panic and assured them that the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP will not affect the water supply. According to city leaders, residents of Kryvyi Rih and Dnipro have begun panic buying and stockpiling water.