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Usiminas Says Cubatao Furnace Resumes Operations After Fire

May 19, 2012

Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA, Brazil’s second-largest steelmaker, said a furnace at its Cubatao plant has resumed operations after catching fire last night, according to an e-mailed statement.

No one was injured, the Belo Horizonte, Brazil-based company said in the statement. Usiminas is investigating what caused the fire, and didn’t provide any further details.

To contact the reporter on this story: Lucia Kassai in Sao Paulo at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dale Crofts at

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