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One Of Two Production Embargoes Against Alunorte Lifted By Brazilian Federal Court

One Of Two Production Embargoes Against Alunorte Lifted By Brazilian Federal Court

A Brazilian court rescinded a production embargo on operations related to a civil lawsuit at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) on Wednesday, leaving in place an injunction against production imposed in a parallel criminal action. Norsk Hydro says it expects...

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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 […]

State Authorities Order Production Halved at Hydro Alunorte

The government of the northern Brazilian state of Pará has ordered Norsk Hydro to halve production at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) due to the company’s failure to reduce the water level at a bauxite residue deposit at the site. The Secretariat of Environment and Sustainability in the Brazilian state of Pará (SEMAS) […]