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Pará Court Lifts One Of Two Embargoes Against Alunorte’s Bauxite Residue Disposal Site

Pará Court Lifts One Of Two Embargoes Against Alunorte’s Bauxite Residue Disposal Site

One of two embargoes forbidding the usage of a waste product storage pond at Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA’s alumina refinery in Brazil was rescinded by the Federal Court of Pará on Friday, and the firm expects the remaining embargo to...

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Alunorte Embargo Winding Through Brazilian Courts

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA updated its investors on the situation at its Brazilian aluminium refinery Alunorte, noting that progress had been made both on the judicial front and with state environmental regulators. Hydro said Monday that it has reached an agreement with the Ministério Público to engage outside consultants to determine whether the […]

Pará Government Grants Norsk Hydro Permission To Resume 50-Percent Production At Alunorte

Just days after the Brazilian federal government gave Norsk Hydro the go-ahead to resume alumina production at the Alunorte refinery, the state environmental department acquiesced to the plant’s partial reopening under its supervision. On Monday, the Pará Secretary of State for Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS) signed off on Hydro’s petition to utilize the press filter […]

Norsk Hydro Announces Upgrades at Alunorte Refinery

In an effort at shoring up its wastewater system at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) refinery in northern Brazil, Norsk Hydro A.S.A. said Friday that it is planning a NOK500-million (US$64.8 million) investment at the site for the purpose. According to the firm, the planned upgrade will include boosting capacity by 50 percent […]

Alunorte Task Force Delivers Preliminary Findings to Norsk Hydro

Norsk Hydro A.S.A. reported the results of the expert panel tasked with reviewing the issues that led to the state government mandating the closure of half the refining capacity of the Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) refinery in northern Brazil. The select panel returned three key findings: first, an overflow occurred from a […]